Presidency denies rift between Buhari, Tinubu

The Presidency has dismissed as false reports of a rift between President Muhmmadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

It described the rumour as a handiwork of mischief makers.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement noted that one of the reasons cited by authors of the rumour was that Asiwaju Tinubu had not been frequently seen around President Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The statement explained: “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.

“If 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”, the statement said.

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