Tinubu ‘I would never speak against Buhari,’ APC leader says

Tinubu said further that some people were plotting to cause trouble between him and the President.

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APC leader, Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari

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National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has said that he can never speak against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tinubu said further that some people were plotting to cause trouble between him and the President.

The APC leader made the comments in response to a media report which claimed that he had accused Buhari of being partly responsible for the recent National Assembly leadership crisis which rocked the party.

In a statement released in response, Tinubu said that he could never insult the President or castigate a government that he helped to form.

The statement reads:

“The story first published on an online news site and later parroted by other online news outlet is an example of irresponsible journalism. This story has no source. It is a blatant fabrication to serve the interest of its sponsors. Tinubu has not spoken about the Senate election. This story is a perverse fiction. Not journalism.”

“He has never said these lies so wrongly attributed to him. There is no chance he will ever utter such words against President Buhari, a man he worked very hard for to become President, along with millions of Nigerians who voted. Tinubu would not accuse the President of plotting his own injury. If anything, he is alarmed by how this may impair the government’s substantive reform agenda.”

“It is a mischievous attempt to drive a wedge between Tinubu and Buhari. There is no need to try to put words in Tinubu’s mouth. He will talk when and if it is necessary. His major preoccupation now is how Nigerians can support President Buhari and his administration to achieve the reform and change promised during the election.”

Tinubu’s media aide, Sunday Dare also denied reports that Saraki had visited the APC leader saying that Tinubu had been in France since last week and as such could not have met with the Senate President.

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