I Am Loyal to Buhari-Tinubu

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The former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu has said that no matter the rumours making the rounds, he remains on good terms with, and loyal to the course of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tinubu made the revelation on Tuesday while speaking with journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at the Muslim fast breaking with Buhari.

 

Tinubu noted that his party can’t perform magic that will clean up 16 years of mess by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in just 30 days.

 

He also told the journalists that the party is bigger than everyone so it's decision supersedes that of any individual.

 

"The party must have disciplined leadership and followers," he said.

 

“I have no demand than the party. If you understand what party politics is all about and leadership is all about, it is about loyalty and commitments to the values that leadership believes in.

 

“I believe in what President believes. I respect him and I stand firmly loyal to his course. So, you can go to any length of speculation that you might want. I have not responded to all of that because I understand the president and the president understands me clearly.”

 

Tinubu declined to comment on the power tussle drama going on in the  the National Assembly.

 

“That is an area I am very cautious of my position and my utterances. I still want to keep my side of interpretation or analysis to me to be able to achieve a resolution of the matter as quickly as possible," he said.

 

“I am backing all the president has carefully enumerated and articulated to the party. The party is supreme, the party must have disciplined leadership and followers. The party’s process must be respected because that is the confidence and the trust of the people.”

 

However, Tinubu noted  that conflicts should be expected in every political environment, saying conflict resolution mechanisms will be applied to resolve all problems.

 

“We are different. We cannot be PDP, we are APC. We will not repeat their mistakes. We know their mistakes, we know their errors. And we understand what Nigerians wanted. Nigerians gave this party a mandate because of our manifesto," the former governor added emphasising that APC is pro-people.

 

"We have had a conservative government in the last 16 years. This is progressives party, just coming barely 30 days," he added.

 

"We understand the hope of Nigerians and we respect that hope. We understand the expectation of Nigerians.

 

"We believe in that expectation and in our promise of prosperity to come. We will not change that."