The presidency has reacted to the outburst of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State when he visited the state to seek the delegates support ahead of the presidential primary of the party.
Tinubu in a viral video claimed it was his support for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 general elections that made him win the election, going as far as citing instances where the president wept on national television for losing an electin in 2023.
However, in a statement titled, “Comments on the Statement Made by a Leading APC Flagbearer Candidate” on Monday, the presidency said helping Buhari into governance is not enough reason to win the presidential election.
In a statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, a lot of people played a vital role to ensure that Buhari was elected in 2015.
The statement reads in part, “There are many people who played parts large and small in his historic election in 2015, making history as the first opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president with power changing hands peacefully at the ballot box.
“There are those who advised the President to run again; those who decided to build a political party – the APC – that could finally be the political vehicle capable of delivering victory where all other opposition parties and alliances before it had failed.
“Those decisions may have been agreed upon by a few. But they were delivered by thousands and voted for by tens of millions. No one can or should claim to have made the possible.
“Yet as important as that moment was, it is not what should decide the next general election.
“What matters is the future: the policy platforms, the ideas, the drive, and the determination to take over the President’s stewardship of our country and build upon his legacy to make our country better than it has ever been.”