President Buhari Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed rumours that he and the All Progressives Congress leadership are at odds with one of the party’s chiefs, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, describing such rumours as unfounded and mischievous.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari was highly embarrassed by such “suggestions”.
Shehu said the President was in regular contact with Tinubu before, during and after the Ondo State gubernatorial election.
He said any suggestion that the President and the party machinery were working to destroy Tinubu had no foundation in truth or any credibility.
He said the President was impressed by Tinubu’s assurance not to work against the party in Ondo State and that he honoured his words.
The presidential media aide also explained that President Buhari regards Tinubu as a priceless political asset to the party, with his immeasurable contributions to the development and progress of the APC known to all.
Shehu advised rumour mongers to stop spreading the seeds of discord and animosity between the President and Tinubu or the party, adding that Buhari is proud of his pivotal role in the APC and the movement.
Buhari commended Tinubu’s spirit of comradeship in promptly congratulating Rotimi Akeredolu who was elected Governor of Ondo State over the weekend.
Buhari also noted that at a time his administration is preoccupied with governance issues, rumours of divisions and alleged scheming within the party are counterproductive to internal unity and cohesion in the APC.
He appealed to APC members and supporters to ignore rumours that could harm party unity.

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