Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed says President Muhammadu Buhari is in “total support” of Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
The minister said this on Thursday following his comments about Buhari’s commitment to a credible exercise.
While many claimed the minister’s comment inferred that Buhari was not in support of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flagbearer, he said his remarks were wrongly interpreted.
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“I will invite our Special Guest to the podium shortly. But first, let me use this occasion to make a quick clarification. Yesterday, while reacting to a question at the post-FEC briefing at the State House, I said, inter alia, that Mr. President is committed to free, fair, and credible elections, and that he is doing everything possible to ensure a level playing field for all contestants,” he said at the 22nd Edition of the PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023) on Thursday in Abuja.
“This comment has been misinterpreted in some circles, especially with regard to Mr. President’s support for the presidential candidate of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Well, I want to say, unequivocally, that Mr. President is in total support of our party’s flagbearer, and that is attested to by his continuing campaign with the candidate across the country.
“It is preposterous to even suggest that Mr. President, who is the leader of
our party, is equivocating in his support for our presidential candidate. I hope this clears any ambiguity that may have arisen from my statement yesterday.”