President Buhari Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed rumours that he and the APC leadership are at odds with one of the Party chiefs, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, describing such rumours as unfounded and mischievous.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari said he felt embarrassed by such “suggestions”.
Shehu noted that the President was in regular contact with Tinubu before, during and after the Ondo gubernatorial election.
He said any suggestions that the President and the party machinery were working to destroy Tinubu had no foundation in truth or any credibility, insisting that the President was impressed by Tinubu’s assurance not to work against the party in Ondo and he honoured his words
Shehu advised rumour mongers to stop spreading the seeds of discord and animosity between the President and Tinubu or the party, adding that the President is proud of the Jagaban and his pivotal role in the party and the movement.
President Buhari commended Tinubu’s spirit of comradeship in promptly congratulating Rotimi Akeredolu who was elected Governor.
Buhari further noted that at a time his administration is preoccupied with governance issues, rumours of divisions and alleged scheming within the party are counterproductive to internal unity and cohesion in APC.
He appealed to APC members and supporters to ignore rumours that could harm party unity.