Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has declared his intention to campaign for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the upcoming 2023 general elections.
This was disclosed in a statement released on Wednesday night by the media aide to the Presidency, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja.
In the statement, the President was quoted to have said that he was ready to campaign for Tinubu and all APC Candidates with “energy and conviction”.
He further assured APC of his full support in the elections. Part of the statement said:
“President Muhammadu Buhari assures the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the elections next year that he is ready at all times to campaign for the Presidential Candidate and all party candidates with “full energy and conviction.”
An intentional move: The statement further explained that President Buhari’s declaration of support for Tinubu is intended to dispel concerns about the President’s interest in the elections.
“This is to dispel expressed concerns in certain quarters that the President has not featured in campaigns since the national launch in Jos, Plateau State and to stress that while he remains committed to party politics, the functions and duties of the President will equally be upheld at times.
“Speaking to the Nigerian community in Washington DC in the course of his recent visit to the United States, President Buhari stressed what he said all the time that he is ready to campaign for the party’s victory in the general elections next year.”
Victory for APC: President Buhari also expressed his optimism about the Party’s chances for the upcoming election, he said The President noted the APC campaigns have so far been the most aggressive in recent history.
“They have been impressive and of a high voltage,” compared to the opposition that seems to be playing catch-up. He expressed strong optimism that the party will win all the elections fairly and squarely.
In case you missed it: Nairametrics reported earlier this month that Bola Ahmed Tinubu attributed his source of wealth to the real estate he inherited and subsequently turned around. His clarification followed months of speculations and rumours about his source of wealth which seemed to derail his campaign.
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