The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, said that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully in support of the presidential candidate, All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
Mohammed made the statement against the backdrop of his interview with State House correspondents on Wednesday in which he said he was misquoted.
In his statement after the Federal Executive Council meeting, the Minister had said the government was not “officially aware” of any entity in the Presidential Villa working against the victory of the APC standard bearer.
He said, “If there’s anybody who is working against any candidate, we don’t know officially.”
The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, had on Wednesday said some elements in the Presidential Villa are working against Tinubu.
Clarifying his earlier statement, Lai said, “But first, let me use this occasion to make a quick clarification. Yesterday, while reacting to a question at the post-FEC briefing at the State House, I said, inter alia, that Mr President is committed to free, fair and credible elections, and that he is doing everything possible to ensure a level playing field for all contestants.
“This comment has been misinterpreted in some circles, especially with regard to Mr President’s support for the presidential candidate of our party, the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Well, I want to say, unequivocally, that Mr President is in total support of our party’s flag bearer, and that is attested to by his continuing campaign with the candidate across the country. It is
preposterous to even suggest that Mr President, who is the leader of our party, is equivocating in his support for our presidential candidate. I hope this clears any ambiguity that may have arisen from my statement yesterday.”
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