The Presidency has reacted to media reports that a National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently under surveillance by security agencies over an alleged plot against President Muhammadu Buhari over the ministerial list which was recently forwarded to the Senate.
According to the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the report was fictitious and mischievious.
Speaking via a statement issued in Abuja, Shehu said: “According to the perverted logic of the newspaper, the respected leader of the APC is into a plot against the leader of the country. The Presidency is unaware of any such plot against the President.
“I got on the telephone a short while ago with Gen. Babagana Munguno (retd.), the National Security Adviser, and the Director General of the SSS, Lawal Daura, who both dismissed the published reports as acts of pure mischief. They are not aware of the Asiwaju being on any kind of watch.
“It would appear that a competition is on between two or three newspaper establishments on how best to breach the excellent relationship between the pillars of our party and government. So far, they have not made headway and there is no indication that they will succeed in the future. It suffices to say that such reports, written without fairness and balance can only take away from whatever is left of the credibility of these newspapers. The general public is hereby advised to ignore them on these reports.”