The news that is making around on the rift between the president, President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the ruling party All Progressive Congress, and former Governor of Lagos state, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the presidency has come out to clear the air.
The spokesman of the President. Garba Shehu, said there is no rift between the duo, that they have strong commitment to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Nigeria people.
In his word “Recent reports of a rift between the two leaders of our party are false; the handiwork of some media mischief makers”, he stated.
The presidential spokesman accused the media of creating controversies and provisiding a nexus for naysayers who work behind the scenes planting such stories which are false.
Garba Shehu, said the administration is aware of those spreading false information about the two just to create doubts in the minds of the people about the relationship that exist between the two leaders and whether the party will remain intact or not after the expiration of this current administration.
“There is no doubt that the President and the party are focused on development, peace and security, restructuring of the economy and war against corruption in the country and will not be diverted to anything else. This desperate attempt to fool the people will not succeed.
“To President Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu remains one of the most respected political leaders in the country who has stuck to his principles in the face of all adversities. He was instrumental to the formation, growth and development of the APC into a formidable political party and the political alliance is waxing even stronger.
“If Asiwaju is not a frequent face in the Aso Rock Villa, it is on account of the fact that he is not a cabinet member of this government. The fact that he is not every day around the Villa does not make him less of a friend to the President and this administration”, the statement added.