In a statement signed by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, the popular Lagos Politician denied describing the President as ‘ungrateful’.
An online news medium, pointblanknews, published a report that Tinubu was lamenting on the phone to a friend and fellow APC chieftain, Bisi Akande about the President’s recent decision to dissolve the National Working Committee, NWC of the party.
The statement by Rahman read; “The authors of the libellous report claimed Asiwaju made the allegation in a discussion with former APC Interim Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande,” the statement read.
“Firstly, no one person elected President Buhari. He was elected by the generality of the Nigerian electorate. Asiwaju Tinubu would not arrogate you himself the commendable decision taken by the people. Also, that outlandish claim only existed in the imagination of the authors of the story.”
“Asiwaju rooted for President Buhari’s election and in 2015 and re-election in 2019 along with other right-thinking political leaders and teeming members of APC and Nigerians across the country.”
“He has no reason to regret the rightful decision or describe President Buhari as ‘ungrateful’. He remains steadfast in his support for the president and the programmes and policies of his administration as he has always been. Nothing has occurred to warrant any change of heart.”
The statement also highlighted on Tinubu’s issue with former Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
“The report linked recent developments in APC to the fate suffered by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the 2019 governorship race in Lagos State, perhaps betraying where the authors were coming from”
“Asiwaju has put the events of 2019 behind him. He has moved on. Indeed, Lagos has moved on. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is providing good, purposeful and responsible leadership. Lagosian are enjoying the fruits of good governance under the able and dynamic governor Sanwo-Olu.” it read.