“This administration is aware of pessimists and cynics who willfully spread
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, who made this observation in a statement today, March 24, reacted to news in some media on a rift between the President and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Garba Shehu said that 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.
Describing such media outfits as mischief makers, the presidential spokesman swore that there is no rift between President Buhari “and his strong ally, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The President and 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.”
He made it clear that the President and the party are focused on development, peace and security, restructuring of the economy as well as war against corruption in the country and that the government 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.”