2023 Polls: Fresh Facts Emerge Over Tinubu’s Alleged Naira Exchange Rate Comment Against President Buhari

2023 Polls: Fresh Facts Emerge Over Tinubu’s Alleged Naira Exchange Rate Comment Against President Buhari

  • The camp of Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has yet again dismissed claims of a rift within the party
  • A statement by the presidential campaign council of the APC said the rumoured verbal attack by Tinubu on President Buhari is not true
  • The statement revealed that it was a mere misinterpretation by some media houses and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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Cross River, Calabar - The presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has debunked the claim that its bannerman, Bola Ahmed Tinubu aimed a dig at President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to a statement made available to Legit.ng through the APC PCC Director, Media and Publicity Bayo Onanuga, the numerous reports by some media outlets portraying Tinubu's comment about the Naira exchange rate as an attack on President Buhari was a total misinterpretation.

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The Bola Tinubu presidential campaign council has maintained that the relationship between President Buhari has been cordial. Photo: Aso Rock Villa
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The statement reads:

"While addressing the mammoth crowd of party supporters and people of Cross Rivers State that came to listen to his message of Renewed Hope at U.J Esuene Stadium, Asiwaju Tinubu urged the people not to vote for Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar because of their litany of failures while in power for 16 years."

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"The reference to the exchange rate was not in any way an attack on the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration but an attempt to capture how the economic mismanagement of the PDP created forex crisis in the country since 2015."

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As contained in the statement, Onanuga also revealed that the entire context of Tinubu's message was a direct dig aimed at the PDP and its candidate Atiku Abubakar, not President Buhari.

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He stated that Tinubu's statement was followed up with an appeal to the supporters in Calabar to not vote for the PDP and its candidate.

He said:

"Asiwaju Tinubu could not have meant President Buhari does not know the road, having celebrated, numerous times, the achievements of the Buhari administration. Tinubu had also said at the campaign fora he would build on the achievements, when elected on 25 February.
"It is simply illogical that the same Asiwaju would attack the Buhari administration for not knowing the road."

He, however, reiterated that the APC and all other strata of the party are fully united and ready to head into the 2023 general elections with one spirit and one goal of dominating the polls.

Onanuga said:

"APC, its leadership and President Buhari are strongly united behind our presidential candidate."

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Meanwhile, the presidency is not pleased with the comment of Tanko Yakasai who questioned President Muhammadu Buhari's loyalty to Bola Tinubu.

Yakasai, a reputable elder statesman, during a TV interview, questioned President Buhari's commitment to Tinubu's campaign.

In response to his claims, the presidency described Yakasai as an old man who needs help.

Tension erupts as El-Rufai reveals saboteurs around Buhari

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has revealed that there are saboteurs around President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock.

El-Rufai disclosed that the saboteurs have their preferred presidential candidate who failed to clinch the APC presidential ticket but failed to win at the primary.

According to the governor, the naira redesign by the CBN has inflicted more hardship on the people, particularly in the rural area and could turn the people against Tinubu.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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