By Ibrahim Sheriff
The Presidency has reacted to the current outburst of former Lagos state Governor and foremost All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who recently claimed Buhari wouldn’t have become Nigeria President without his support.
In a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Sheu on Monday, the Presidency although admitted that although “There are those who advised the President to run again; those who decided to build a political party – the APC – that could finally be the political vehicle capable of delivering victory where all other opposition parties and alliances before it had failed.”
The statement however said “Yet as important as that moment was, it is not what should decide the next general election.”
“What matters is the future: the policy platforms, the ideas, the drive, and the determination to take over the President’s stewardship of our country and build upon his legacy to make our country better than it has ever been.
“The person most demonstrable in those qualities is the one to lead our party and our country forward”, the statement added.
The Presidency said “There are many people who played parts large and small in his historic election in 2015, making history as the first opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president with power changing hands peacefully at the ballot box.
It added that “Those decisions may have been agreed upon by a few. But they were delivered by thousands and voted for by tens of millions. No one can or should claim to have made the possible.