2023: Tinubu reacts to Buhari’s stance on supporting only APC candidates

John Ogunsemore
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Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should be commended for committing to only supporting the party’s candidates for the 2023 general election.

Tinubu said this on Saturday while receiving APC National Working Committee (NWC) members at the Tinubu/Shettima campaign office in Abuja.

The Herald had reported that Buhari reassured APC members of his commitment to support only the party’s candidates in a Wednesday statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

The president’s statement came amid reports that some APC chieftains in the seat of power were clandestinely backing the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

On the president’s stance, Tinubu said, “I like the statement of Mr. President few days ago. Firm, concise, straight to the point and bold as a leader of our party.

“We should commend the President for that statement. For his commitment and loyalty to the party. And for being a true party leader.”

Speaking on his plans for the nation, Tinubu said, “Among other things if and when we are elected, we will work towards developing Nigeria as a knowledge-based economy that meets the overarching needs of the present and plans for the future.

“We will institute 21st-century financial reforms, embark on 21st-century infrastructural development and 21st-century elimination of crimes that will be technology-driven.”

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