Presidency: APC Leadership Divided Ahead of Poll? Fresh Fact Emerges
- The APC PCC has defended the recent criticism of the exchange rate of dollar to naira by the party's flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, in Calabar
- Bayo Onanuga, the media director of the council, in a statement, maintained that Tinubu was trying to explain the genesis of the high exchange rate caused by PDP's 16 years of misrule
- The statement stressed that there is a strong bond of unity between the APC leadership and President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2023 election
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The presidential campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the rumour of division between the leadership of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari toward the chances of Bola Tinubu in the 2023 election.
According to Premium Times, the development was disclosed by Bayo Onanuga, the director of media and publicity of the APC PCC in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, February 1.
The council said that the opposition elements are making attempts to put a sword between President Buhari and Tinubu, noting that such attempts would fail.
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According to the council, Tinubu's reference to the naira exchange rate in Calabar, the Cross Rivers state capital, was not to attack Buhari's administration as against what the opposition is spreading.
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Onanuga maintained that Tinubu had urged the people of the state not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for their series of failures while in power for 16 years.
The statement reads in part:
“The reference to exchange rate was not in any way an attack on the Buhari-led APC administration, but an attempt to capture how the economic mismanagement of the PDP created forex crisis in the country since 2015.”
2023: How Tinubu campaigned in Anambra; snubbed Soludo, traditional rulers
Legit.ng earlier reported that Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential flagbearer in the 2023 election, took his campaign to Anambra, the stronghold of his competitor, Peter Obi, of the Labour Party on Tuesday.
Tinubu was reported to have been scheduled to meet Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state but the APC candidate rather moved to Dr Alex Ekwueme Square, the venue of the rally.
According to sources, Anambra traditional monarchs were also reported to be waiting for the former governor of Lagos state governor but he ignored them.