Aminu Tambuwal, the Sokoto State governor, said Tuesday that Ahmed Tinubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) leader has shown that there is no internal democracy and level-playing ground for all members in the party.
This is in reaction to a statement credited to the APC leader on Sunday, where he said Tambuwal dumped APC for PDP because of his presidential ambition, which he will not be able to actualise.
Tambuwal, via the state’s official Twitter account, @sokotogovthouse on Monday denied Tinubu’s allegations, adding that he (Tambuwal) has all it takes to compete against president Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
He said, “If I wanted to and if the Presidency is what (why) Ahmed Tinubu thinks I defected, I could contest with President Buhari under the APC. I have what it takes to have contested with Mr. President.
“Tinubu tried to rock the boat when he was denied Buhari’s vice presidency. He thinks every other person could behave his way. If I wanted to contest under the APC as president, I could have done so and only the votes could have produced a winner.
“In any case, Tinubu is confessing that there is no level-playing ground for all members of the APC; that there is no internal democracy in it and that some people were denied their right to internal democracy,” he tweeted.
The governor said automatic ticket from the APC is not why he left the party.
“I adduced reasons of my defection to the PDP. The reasons are still on record. Automatic ticket by the APC is certainly not part of that,” he said.