How Tinubu called Jonathan in 2011 to cancel election PDP was winning in Lagos – Ogunlewe
A former Minister of Works and Housing, Adeseye Ogunlewe, has narrated how the National Leader of the All Progress Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu made former President, Goodluck Jonathan cancelled an election the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was winning in Lagos State in 2011.
Ogunlewe said the presidency under the PDP revered Tinubu so much that Jonathan believed that Tinubu is a magician.
He stated this during an interview with the PUNCH on his backing of the rumoured presidential ambition of the former governor of Lagos State.
“If you know how the presidency under the PDP revered Bola Tinubu, you will not believe it. (Former President Goodluck) Jonathan believed that Tinubu is a magician. Let me give you an instance. In 2011, during the general election, we were about to defeat ACN at that time. Bola Tinubu called Jonathan to cancel the election in Lagos State and he cancelled it at 5 o’clock in the afternoon on the day of the election which we were winning.”
When asked why would Jonathan, a PDP member, cancel an election that is going in favour of his party, Ogunlewe replied; “go and ask the Independent National Electoral Commission. That was what happened; I don’t know why. At 5 o’clock, they announced they had cancelled the election. It was so devastating.”