Bola Tinubu, in a statement released on Friday, denied that he had criticized or attacked the Buhari administration over the recent fuel scarcity and the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) decision to redesign the naira notes. He clarified that his comments were taken out of context and that he fully supports the efforts of the government to tackle these issues. He also stated that his campaign focuses on his own vision for the country and that he is not looking to blame others for current challenges.
He stated that these individuals were using the fuel scarcity and the naira redesign policy to cause disruptions and undermine the progress of the Buhari administration, with the ultimate goal of influencing the upcoming 2023 elections.
Tinubu emphasized that his statements were not meant to attack the President or his policies, but rather to bring attention to the actions of these saboteurs and to call for a swift resolution to the issues facing the country. He urged the President to take necessary steps to address the challenges and ensure that the election is free and fair.
Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has denied accusations that he has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over fuel scarcity and the recent naira redesign policy. The Director of Media and Publicity for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, issued a statement explaining that the opposition PDP and their allies were attempting to create a wedge between Tinubu and President Buhari by distorting his views at a campaign rally in Abeokuta. Tinubu emphasized that he did not blame or accuse President Buhari for the current challenges in the country, but rather pointed out the sabotage being carried out by certain individuals within the system, possibly working in collaboration with the PDP. He also acknowledged President Buhari’s efforts to address the fuel shortage and the redesign of the naira but emphasized that the efforts were being hindered by those who sought to undermine the government’s good intentions.
The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied accusations of attacking President Muhammadu Buhari over fuel scarcity and the naira redesign policy. In a statement released by the Director of Media & Publicity for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, it was made clear that Tinubu did not blame or accuse the President for the current challenges facing the country. Instead, Tinubu was highlighting the sabotage being carried out by some “Fifth Columnists” in the system, possibly working in collaboration with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Tinubu also criticized the PDP and the Atiku camp for distorting his views at the Abeokuta rally and attempting to create a wedge between him and President Buhari. He emphasized that as a patriotic and compassionate leader, he will not tolerate seeing ordinary Nigerians facing excessive difficulties due to the actions of hoarders.
As a leader of the APC, Asiwaju Tinubu is committed to protecting the image of his party and government, even during a critical time like this. The opposition’s attempts to create conflict between Tinubu and President Buhari are misguided and will not succeed. Tinubu’s comments were meant to address the challenges faced by Nigerians and bring attention to the sabotage by certain individuals, not to attack the President. The Atiku camp’s desperate attempt to gain political capital from this situation reveals their possible involvement in these orchestrated hardships. As Tinubu stated, these challenges will not deter his victory in the upcoming election. Nigerians will vote for a party that is working to solve the problems created by the PDP during their 16 years in power, and Atiku’s fake news and twisted narratives will not change that.
Source: Guardian News