Story By Admin, Saturday June 12, 2021
The Presidency has distance President Buhari from an alleged malicious campaign aiming to drive a wedge between him and a staunch ally, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a release by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, “this is nothing short of a mischievous attempt to drag the President into controversies. Our citizens and especially the members of the APC should not fall for this.
The ruling party, the APC, unlike others before it is a popular political party owned by its entire membership, hence Mr. President was making the point during the 45-minutes interview that neither he nor anyone in the leadership could impose their wishes on the party. This is a basic consensus that binds the entire party leadership.
The party leaders remain firmly committed to the principles that succession must be through the democratic norms and processes. The mention he made of Lagos was not a reference to the respected party leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, as the opposition party’s predatory designs would put it in order to damage the excellent relationship between the two of them.”
It added that President Buhari, the Asiwaju and the rapidly growing members of the party, want a dynastic succession of elected leaders and that members of the party should not be distracted from its progress as a democratic party.