Presidency says that there is no feud between President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement in Abuja on Saturday that the requests Buhari put to the party’s National Executive Committee during last Thursday’s meeting at the Presidential Villas were unanimously approved and aimed at saving the party, which at the time faced an existential crisis.
Shehu said in arriving at the decision, President Buhari followed the constitution and carried everyone along.
He said while Buhari’s action had been widely accepted by lovers of democracy and party members, the Presidency was concerned that some people were misconstruing it as a “Buhari-Tinubu showdown.”
“Nothing can be farther from the truth,” he said.
The presidential spokesman said in the formation of the APC, Buhari and Tinubu were both inspired by democratic norms, national interest rather than partisan motivations.
These, he said, were the qualities that have made the two leaders to move past cynical distractions.
“They (Buhari and Tinubu) are in touch with each other. Their relationship remains as strong as ever and between the two of them, only they know how they manage their enviable relationship,” the statement added.