- Rumours of an alleged rift between President Buhari and Bola Tinubu has been dismissed by the presidency
- The presidency in a statement released on Wednesday, March 24, described the reports as false
- According to Garba Shehu, claims of all not being well is the handiwork of mischief-makers
The presidency has dismissed the rumour making the round that there is a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Checks revealed that the last time the two leaders met was on January 7, 2020, when Tinubu, visited the State House, Abuja, with multiple sources confirming that all is not well between the duo.
Describing the recent reports as false, the presidency in a series of tweets posted on the federal government's Twitter account on Tuesday, March 24, stated that there is no rift between Buhari and his strong ally.
According to Garba Shehu, the senior special adviser on media, Tinubu doesn't frequent the Aso Rock Villa is because he is not a cabinet member of the government.
The presidential aide said that the fact Tinunu is not around the Villa every day does not make him less of a friend to the president and the administration.
While describing the APC leader as one of the most respected political leaders in the country, Shehu noted that the duo have a very strong commitment to bringing change.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Buhari will chair the colloquium to celebrate Tinubu's 69th birthday.
The president will preside virtually over the event which is being organised by the office of the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo.
The theme is, ‘Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity’.
The event, the 12th in the series of the Bola Tinubu Colloquium, will hold virtually on Monday, March 29, 2021.
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