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Buhari’s reference to Lagos during interview not directed at Tinubu – Presidency

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The Presidency has reacted to stories that President Muhammadu Buhari’s reference to Lagos in his interview on Come up Tv was directed at Bola Tinubu, Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, mentioned the President’s touch upon the way forward for APC throughout the interview had nothing to do with Tinubu.

The President had mentioned: “The hope of this administration is to see APC final past it. Subsequently, we must always permit the occasion to determine. You can’t sit there in Lagos, as an illustration, and determine on the destiny of APC on zoning.”

Nonetheless, some Nigerians believed that the President’s comment was focused on the former Lagos State governor.

Clarifying the remark, Shehu, in a press release, mentioned:

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“The Presidency needs to distance President Buhari from a malicious marketing campaign aiming to drive a wedge between him and a staunch ally, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“That is nothing wanting a mischievous try to tug the President into controversies. Our residents and particularly the members of the APC mustn’t fall for this.

“The ruling occasion, the APC, not like others earlier than it’s a in style political occasion owned by its whole membership, therefore Mr. President was making the purpose throughout the 45-minutes interview that neither he nor anybody within the management might impose their needs on the occasion.

“It is a fundamental consensus that binds your entire occasion management. The occasion leaders stay firmly dedicated to the ideas that succession should be by the democratic norms and processes.

“The point out he manufactured from Lagos was not a reference to the revered occasion chief, Senator Bola Tinubu, because the opposition occasion’s predatory designs would put it to be able to harm the wonderful relationship between the 2 of them.

“The President, the Asiwaju and the quickly rising members of the occasion, desire a dynastic succession of elected leaders.

“The APC shouldn’t be distracted from its progress as a democratic occasion.”

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