Tinubu denies rift with Mr President


tinubuLeader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied reports that his demands have caused a strain in his relationship ?with President Mohammadu Buhari.

Fielding questions from State House correspondents after breaking the Ramadan fast with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Tinubu said he made no demands. Party politics and leadership, he insisted were about loyalty and commitment to the values projected by the leadership believes.

“I have no demands of the party. If you understand what party politics and leadership is all about, it is about loyalty and commitment to the values that the leadership believes in.

“I believe in what the president believes in, I respect him and I stand firmly loyal to his course.  So, you can go to any length of speculation that you might want, I had not responded to all of that because I understand the president and the president understands me clearly,” he said.

On the leadership crisis in the National Assembly, Tinubu said: “That is an area where I am very cautious of my position and my utterances. I still want to keep my side of the interpretation or analysis to be able to achieve a resolution of the matter as quickly as possible.

“I am backing what the president has carefully enumerated and articulated to the party. The party is supreme. The party must have disciplined leadership and followers. The party’s process must be respected because that is the confidence and the trust of the people.”-The Sun


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