The Presidency has distanced President Muhammadu from what it described as a malicious campaign to drive a wedge between him and a staunch ally, the national leader of the Congress of All Progressives (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, using a reference he made. on ARISE NEWS Channel. interview that no one would determine the zoning and where the next president would come from.
The presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement last night clarified that it was a perfidious attempt to drag the president into controversy and urged the public and especially the members of the APC not to fall for this.
“The ruling party, the APC, unlike others before it, is a popular political party owned by all its members, so the president pointed out during the 45-minute interview that neither he nor anyone in the leadership could impose his wishes. to the party. This is a basic consensus that unites the entire party leadership. Party leaders remain firmly committed to the principles that succession must be carried out through democratic norms and processes. His mention of Lagos was not a reference to the party’s respected leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, as the opposition party’s predatory plans would put it to damage the excellent relationship between the two.
The president, the Asiwaju and members of the rapidly growing party want a dynastic succession of elected leaders. The APC must not be distracted from its progress as a democratic party. “