‘I never said Buhari begged me to make him President’ – Bola Tinubu
TVC E. National leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu refute reports that he slammed and ‘bombed’ President Muhammadu Buhari.
The reports followed the controversy involving Tinubu and the leadership of the party where he demanded for the resignation of National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
Tinubu was quoted to have made some remarks about Buhari, including that the latter begged him to emerge president in 2015.
In a statement by the Tinubu Media Office, Jagaban as fondly called, stated that the story was concocted by political enemies.
The statement reads: “In the past 48 hours, we have noticed the churning out of fallacious and outright malicious stories in the social media concerning Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“We want to state that the stories are patently false and we urge unsuspecting Nigerians to ignore the lies being spread and the wicked stories about what Tinubu purportedly said or did.
“The stories being churned out are being done by some fifth columnists who seek to drive a wedge between these leaders.
“One of such stories is the one entitled ‘Tinubu Bombs Buhari,’ which is fit only for the trash can and a figment of the writer’s imagination.
“Asiwaju Tinubu remains a staunch APC stalwart and supporter of the APC government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu is preoccupied with assisting to find solutions to the present challenges now confronting us as a nation and nothing will distract him from doing this.”