Tinubu: Presidency Clarifies On Buhari’s ‘You Cannot Sit In Lagos And Decide APC’s Fate’ Statement

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The Presidency has said a statement by President making reference to Lagos was not directed at the All Progressives Congress national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

During his interview Arise TV, when was asked his desire for the APC after his tenure, he said: “The hope of this administration is to see APC last beyond it. Therefore, we allow the party to decide. You cannot sit there Lagos, for instance, and decide the fate of APC zoning. The restructuring of the party has begun from the bottom to the top the membership card registration. Every member of the party must be involved.

“We soon conduct our convention. No single member of the party be allowed to go against the wish of the party. We allow the party to decide.”

Clarifying the comment last night a statement, Senior Special Assistant to Media and Publicity, Mallam Garaba Shehu, said: “The Presidency wishes to distance President Buhari from a malicious campaign aiming to drive a wedge between him and a staunch ally, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“This is nothing short of a mischievous attempt to drag into controversies. Our citizens and especially the members of the APC not fall for this.

“The ruling party, the APC, unlike others before it is a popular party owned by its entire membership, hence Mr. President was making the point during the 45-minutes interview neither he nor anyone the leadership could impose their wishes on the party.

“This is a basic consensus binds the entire party leadership. The party remain firmly committed to the principles succession must be through the democratic norms and processes.

“The mention he made of Lagos was not a reference to the respected party leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, as the opposition party’s predatory designs would put it in order to damage the excellent between the of them.

“The President, the Asiwaju and the rapidly growing members of the party, want a dynastic succession of elected .

“The APC should not be distracted from its progress as a democratic party.”