I have high regard, and respect for Buhari, Tinubu says

National Leader and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said yesterday that contrary to the insinuations in some quarters, he did not denigrate President Muhammadu Buhari during a political meeting in Abeokuta on Thursday.

In a statement he signed, Tinubu said that in pursuing his aspiration to be president of Nigeria “there are certain things I will not do and certain lines I shall not cross.”

“I shall never belittle myself by denigrating the President or his office. I dare not seek an office and disrespect it at the same time,” he said.

His statement was a follow-up to a rebuttal issued earlier in the day by the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organisation and clarification by former Borno State governor, Senator Kashim Shettima.

Tinubu, who said “I have high regard and respect for President Buhari” in his statement, added that it is even unthinkable that he would cast aspersion on the “leader of the party for which I hope to be the next flag bearer.”

“It makes no sense at all to do such an indelicate, unseemly thing,” he said, and explained that he was merely responding to “unwarranted attacks against my person that have been part of the campaign of others.”



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