Contrary to speculations in some quarters, President Muhammadu Buhari is solidly behind the All Progressives Congress presidential flagbearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed said on Thursday.
The Minister said he needed to clarify this as he alleged that he was misquoted on Wednesday at the post-Federal Executive Council briefing at the State House about his assertion that the President was only committed to conducting free, fair, and credible elections.
Persecondnews reports that Mohammed, however, seized the opportunity of the 22nd edition of the Buhari administration scorecard series on Thursday in Abuja to state that Buhari is the leader of the APC and his allegiance to the party’s candidate in the February 25 presidential election is “unwavering.”
“I will invite our Special Guest to the podium shortly. But first, let me use this occasion to make a quick clarification. Yesterday, while reacting to a question at the post-FEC briefing at the State House, I said, inter alia, that Mr. President is committed to free, fair, and credible elections, and that he is doing everything possible to ensure a level playing field for all contestants.
“This comment has been misinterpreted in some circles, especially with regard to Mr. President’s support for the presidential candidate of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Well, I want to say unequivocally that Mr. President is in total support of our party’s flagbearer, and that is attested to by his continuing campaign with the candidate across the country.
“It is preposterous to even suggest that Mr. President, who is the leader of our party, is equivocating in his support for our presidential candidate.
“I hope this clears any ambiguity that may have arisen from my statement yesterday,” Mohammed said.