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» » ONDO ELECTION:THERE'S NO RIFT BETWEEN TINUBU AND I...BUHARI
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President Buhari Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed rumours that he and the All Progressives Congress leadership are at odds with a national leader of the party, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

Buhari, in a statement on Monday night by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, described such rumours as unfounded and mischievous.

The presidential spokesman said Buhari "regards Tinubu as a priceless political asset to the party whose immeasurable contributions to the development and progress of the ruling party are known to all."


According to him, the president is proud of the Jagaba (Tinubu) as well as "his pivotal role in the party and the movement."


Shehu said the president was highly embarrassed by such suggestions and that Buhari was in regular contact with Tinubu before, during and after the Ondo gubernatorial election.


He quoted President Buhari as commending Tinubu's spirit of comradeship in promptly congratulating Rotimi Akeredolu who was elected governor.


He said any suggestions that President Buhari and the party machinery were working to destroy Tinubu had no foundation in truth or any credibility,


He stated that President Buhari was impressed by Tinubu's assurance not to work against the party in Ondo and he (Tinubu) honoured his words.


Shehu asked the rumour mongers to stop spreading the seeds of discord and animosity between Buhari and Tinubu or the party.


He also quoted Buhari as noting that "at a time his administration is preoccupied with governance issues, rumours of divisions and alleged scheming within the party are counterproductive to internal unity and cohesion in APC."


The presidential aide said Buhari appealed to APC members and supporters to ignore rumours that could harm the unity of the party.

Source:Daily Trust

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