Senator Seye Ogunlewe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Minister of Works, has said that if the presidential candidate of the APC wins the 2023 presidential election, the presidential candidate of the Peopleys Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the National Chairman of the main opposition party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, will be part of his (Tinubu’s) government.
Ogunlewe, who made the remarks on Arise TV on Tuesday, said that the politicians were part of a revolution and also have the same belief in Nigeria.
Reacting to Tinubu’s comment that he helped Atiku in 2007 to get a presidential ticket and so it is pay back time for Atiku to support him, Ogunlewe said that Ayu, Tinubu and Atiku are the same, and from the same source.
“What they are talking about is friendship. They grew up with the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. People listening to them should believe that they are just talking as friends. You won’t be surprised that if Asiwaju wins in 2023, Atiku won’t be outside his government, Ayu won’t be outside his government because they grew up fighting the same cause.
He added, “I am not talking about parties but I am talking about individuals. I am talking about the evolution of politics in Nigeria. These men fought a big battle during the late Sanni Abacha regime.
“Ayu and Tinubu were in the Senate and they led a revolution; Ayu as Senate President and Tinubu as a member of the Senate, so they have the same belief in Nigeria, they have the same attitude.”