LAI MOHAMMED INSISTS PRESIDENT BUHARI SUPPORTS BOLA AHMED TINUBU.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on February 2, 2023
Minister Of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed says it is unimaginable to think President Muhammadu Buhari will not support the presidential candidate of his party Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Minister said the clarification became necessary following a statement credited to him during the post Executive Council Of The Federation meeting briefing on the President’s support for all the candidates irrespective of party affiliation which he says has been misinterpreted.
Mohammed said President Buhari remains a strong supporter of the APC standard bearer, evident in his campaigns across the country to garner support for Tinubu. the Information Minister said:
Yesterday,while reacting to a question at the post-FEC briefing at the State House, I said, inter alia, that Mr. President is committed to a free, fair and credible elections, and that he is doing everything possible to ensure a level playing field for all contestants.
This comment has been misinterpreted in some circles, especially with regards to Mr. President’s support for the presidential candidate of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Well, I want to say, unequivocally, that Mr. President is in total support of our party’s flag-bearer, and that is attested to by his continuing campaign with the candidate across the country.
It is preposterous to even suggest that Mr. President, who is the leader of our party, is equivocating on his support for our presidential candidate. I hope this clears any ambiguity that may have arisen from my statement yesterday.
Mohammed made this clarification on Thursday in Abuja at the 22nd edition of the PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023), organised to project the achievements of the Buhari government.