Tinubu Denies Supporting Atiku’s 2019 Presidential Ambition
National leader of the All Progressives Congress and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu has vehemently denied reports that he was supporting the 2019 presidential ambition of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
In a rebuttal, Tinubu said he and Atiku belong to two different political parties.
Tinubu said he will only support any candidate his party fields during the presidential election.
Tinubu, who spoke through his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman noted that he will never stand in any contest against President Muhammadu Buhari or support anyone against him.
He said: “Tinubu and former Vice President Atiku belong to two different political parties. Asiwaju will support his party and the party’s candidate any day. Moreso, Asiwaju’s position on the presidency is very clear. He has said time and again that for as long as that patriotic leader, President Muhammadu Buhari is on the saddle or seeks to run, he would not contest against him.
“He played a yeoman’s role in bringing this government to power and he believes President Buhari is confronting the nation’s problems head on. He is not saying there are no challenges but he has always said he has implicit confidence in President Buhari to tackle these problems.
“Those who are busy fishing for other reasons for this undiluted support for PMB are free to do so. It’s their opinion and they are entitled to it.”
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