National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has denied insinuations that he would work for the election of leading opposition candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election.
Tinubu issued the rebuttal in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, in response to comments by former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abba Gana that he would work for Atiku.
Gana, a member of the Board of Trustee’s of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said, “You know that Atiku is very friendly with former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“They formed the APC government together. I am sure that Tinubu may realise that he faces less danger with the Atiku president.
“They have common businesses and I am sure they would work together.
“Tinubu has more things in common with Atiku than Buhari.”
The former Lagos governor, who did not deny having a relationship with Atiku, however said the relationship between them was non-political.
Tinubu said, “His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu indicated long ago where he stood on the matter of the 2019 election.
“He has continued to say he remains firmly behind that patriot, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his mission to rebuild the country from the ruins of the PDP years.
“Only two days ago, he restated this position while speaking with correspondents at the State House in Abuja.
“He said the PDP could hold their meetings anywhere they liked and that Nigerians know who means well for them and is trustworthy.
“Where the former FCT Minister, Abba Gana got his conviction that Asiwaju Tinubu would do otherwise is left only to himself.
“Yes, His Excellency Asiwaju has had a relationship with former Vice President, His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, just like he has had with many of other leaders in his political journey.
“But this is about Nigeria, the well-being of the country and of Nigerians. On this score, he has made his pick.”