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Tinubu asks Obasanjo, IBB, to retire

National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked former military President Ibrahim Babangida and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to join the club of retirees.

Tinubu said this on Tuesday while addressing state house correspondents at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reacting to the former presidents’ advice to Buhari not to contest the 2019 election, Tinubu said: “I don’t address those shadows. We should let our former presidents join retirees’ club and take pensions but they can participate in our politics if they are interested. It is a free world but this freedom is not served a la carte but they should allow us to move our country forward. It is a challenge to every Nigerian.”

Former interim chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande, accompanied Tinubu to the meeting.

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