The Speaker of the Houhttp://www.informationng.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpse of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday shot down rumors of his 2015 presidential ambition.
Speaking with journalists when he paid a condolence visit to the leader of Accord Party (AP) and former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, on the death of his mother, Alhaja Halima Sadia Ladoja in Ibadan yesterday, Tambuwal said he was not aware of the posters announcing his presidential ambition.
When asked about the appearance of his 2015 presidential campaign posters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Tambuwal simply responded: “you are the ones responsible for the posters”.
Condoling Ladoja, he noted that all human beings would taste death.
“We know all of us come from God and to Him we shall all return. We will leave one day and go back to Him.
“As a matter of fact, death is the ultimate and inevitable route we must pass through”, he said.
The speaker pointed out that the late Sadia Ladoja played prominent role in the political life of the former governor, adding that she also played significant role in the political emancipation of the old Western region. He described Ladoja as a great leader and veritable legacy of the deceased mother.
Tambuwal, who was in Ladoja’s Ondo Road residence, Bodija, Ibadan, in company of Hon Saheed Fijabi said, “I would have been here since yesterday but I had to travel to Kano to condole Magaji Aliyu Dambata. We thank God that as a Muslim and as our leader also knows, death is an inevitable thing which everyone of us must experience. But we thank God that our mother lived a very good life and left many legacies. One of them is our leader here (Ladoja), a formidable leader in Oyo politics”.
The Accord Party leader, Ladoja, thanked Tambuwal and his entourage for the visit.
He jokingly described the speaker as his senior “because you lost your own father very many years ago”.
Ladoja was joined by other AP chieftains such as Mr Bayo Lawal, Chief Dele Adigun, Dr Nureni Adeniran, former speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Abraham Adeleke and Lanre Latinwo, among others, to receive the speaker.
Prior to his arrival, Tambuwal’s posters had flooded the state capital announcing his intention to contest for the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Although he openly flirts with the main opposition party, the speaker has constantly maintained that he is a member of the ruling PDP.