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Buhari President respects Tinubu – Femi Adesina

Adesina made the comments in reaction to rumours that Buhari had betrayed APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

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Bola Tinubu (L) and President Muhammadu Buhari (R) play

Bola Tinubu (L) and President Muhammadu Buhari (R)


Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the president holds Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in high regard.

Adesina made the comments in reaction to rumours that Buhari had betrayed Tinubu, who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The presidential aide spoke during an interview with Vanguard. Excerpts below

Loyalists of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu are saying the President has betrayed their leader? Why?

No. Don’t forget that I don’t speak for APC.    I speak for the President.    That question probably will be taken by the APC spokesman. But what I can say on my own end is that the President whom I speak has utmost respect for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.   

From what I have seen so far, the President has high regard for Asiwaju Tinubu.

Asiwaju’s loyalists are saying that after helping to install Buhari as President that he has been betrayed?

You are a journalist and a political watcher.    You can say whether somebody installed another person.    I am sure as a political watcher you know it. You know that getting to political office is usually a combination of factors.   

Each person has a role he plays and so, I don’t think anybody can come out to say, “I installed this person.”    No, it is a wrong word. That person would then be playing God. Asiwaju Tinubu is a political force to reckon with.    He played his own part in the emergence of President Buhari and that is why the President has high respect for him.  

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