According to several reports made by the media reports over the weekend, All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu insinuated that he would contest for the office of the President if the country wants him to serve.
The national leader through his media aide denies these reports pledging his allegiance to his party and President Muhammadu Buhari. “Asiwaju Tinubu remains faithful to the mission of progressive reform and change that President Buhari, he and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have started.” Tunde Rahman said in a statement on Tuesday.
“As long as that patriotic and committed man named Muhammadu Buhari holds and seeks to hold the mantle as our president, then Asiwaju Tinubu stands behind him in unwavering support and confidence,”
Tinubu was at the inauguration of Rotimi Akeredolu as the governor of Ondo State where he told reporters that he would not rule out contesting for the public post again which his media aide said had no specific office mentioned.
“If you really listen to his words, Asiwaju did not mention any office or any time-frame. The conditions he mentioned may not become ripe for years to come and they might not pertain to the presidency. In effect, all Asiwaju said was the position that any political figure would hold,” Rahman said.