The opposition Peoples Democratic Party,
PDP, might have suffered serious setback, on Tuesday evening, over the
report that emanated from the alleged secret meeting between the All
Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Bola Tinubu, and President
Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of 2019.
This came on the heels of the purported
mega party, being touted by the Ahmed Markafi-led faction of the PDP, in
conjunction with Tinubu.
Mohammed Lawal, who was the Deputy
Director, Coordination and Implementation of the APC Presidential
Campaign Office, in 2015, has said that the final outcome of the meeting
was that, ”Tinubu will only leave the APC, if Buhari quits the ruling
Lawal therefore, dismissed reports that there was friction between Tinubu, and the President.
The APC chieftain, who is also a member
of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said
Tinubu, had benefited hugely from the Buhari government, adding that,
there was no cause for disagreement between the ex-Lagos State Governor,
and the President.
He said, “Tinubu is not complaining, and
he has benefited from this government. People are complaining on behalf
of Tinubu, in order to drive a wedge between him, and the President.
“Tinubu has said he has no plan to form
any mega party, and even the Chairman of the PDP’s Board of Trustees,
has said he has not spoken to Tinubu in over three years, but people
just do not want to accept the truth. For God’s sake, people should
leave the man alone.
“Tinubu is going nowhere. He and Buhari
are like siamese twins, and no one can separate them politically. Tinubu
will only leave the APC, if the President leaves the APC.”
Lawal, stressed that the Buhari administration was doing everything possible to take the country out of recession.
He therefore, urged the Emir of Kano and former Central Bank Governor, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, not to meddle in politics.
The APC chief added, “The Emir has free
access to the President and his Economic Team. He is no longer the CBN
Governor, but now holds a respected traditional position. He should not
soil his turban. Such outbursts should not emanate from an Emir.”
Lawal, hailed the performance of the
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,
Ibrahim Magu, who will be screened by the Senate, this week.
He urged the Senate, to quickly confirm Magu’s appointment, and stop playing politics