The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has repudiated the alleged seeming enmity between him and President Muhammadu Buhari, affirming that he was not on war-path with the President as widely speculated by the media.
The former Lagos State governor stated this while speaking with State House Correspondents shortly after breaking Ramadan fast with President Buhari at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa on Tuesday.
He said, “I have no demands. If you understand what party politics and leadership is all about, it is about loyalty and commitment to the values which the leadership believes in.
“I believe in what the president believes in, I respect him and I stand firmly loyal to his cause. 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.”
Reacting on the crisis that bothers the National Assembly, Tinubu said, “That is an area where I am very cautious of my position and my utterances. I still want to keep my side of the interpretation or analysis to be able to achieve a resolution of the matter as quickly as possible. I am backing what 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, in every environment, we should have conflict, that is politics and conflict resolution mechanism would be applied to resolve all the problems; so we are there. There is honour in every struggle and every competition, there must be honour in victory too”.