Recently there has been a rumor circulating that there’s a rift between the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and the APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This rumor was said to have generated as a result of the fact that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not been constantly going to the Aso Rock Villa to check on the President since January, 2021.
However, the Presidency through its Twitter handle @NGRPresident has today come clear that this was just a rumor adding that it was the handiwork of cynics.
The Presidency wishes to make it clear that there is no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and his strong ally, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The President and the Asiwaju have a very strong commitment to the All Progressives Congress, APC towards bringing CHANGE and this is a commitment they have made to the Nigerian people.
Recent reports of a rift between the two leaders of our party are false; the handiwork of some media mischief makers.
It is quite unfortunate that certain sections of the media feed on birthing controversies, providing a nexus for naysayers who work behind the scenes planting such stories which are absolutely false.
This administration is aware of pessimists and cynics who willfully spread misinformation to create doubts in the minds of the people about the relationship between its leaders and whether the party will remain intact or not.
There is no doubt that the President and the party are focused on development, peace and security, restructuring of the economy and war against corruption in the country and will not be diverted to anything else. This desperate attempt to fool the people will not succeed.
To President Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu remains one of the most respected political leaders in the country who has stuck to his principles in the face of all adversities.
He was instrumental to the formation, growth and development of the APC into a formidable political party and the political alliance is waxing even stronger.
If the Asiwaju is not a frequent face in the Aso Rock Villa, it is on account of the fact that he is not a cabinet member of this government. The fact that he is not every day around the Villa does not make him less of a friend to the President and this administration.”
However, there was a lot of responses and reactions on social media. Read some of them below
“Misplacement of priority. How does the rift or alliance of jagaban @AsiwajuTinubu with Buhari contribute to the pressing need for security in Nigeria? Can any of them travel in this country without security? Abeg make una give me garri make I soak.”
@Ladi4shezy says, “If you know, you know. A press release done to assure us all is well means all is not well. 😅.
The Zobo this country is running on will soon finish.
@laitandeen says,”The wailers won’t be wailers again if they fail to wail. The rifts is in their imagination. No amount of explanation will make them understand. Please let them continue wailing. Jagaban is and will always be their nemesis”.
@_Udeagba says, “See what you people are using the handle of the Federal Government to do.
An SA could have competently sent a response to a media house and that should settle it.
Y’all don’t care about the image of the Presidency or the Federal Government”.