The Presidency has clarified President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with Allied Peoples Movement gubernatorial candidate in Ogun State, Hon. A. Akinlade, saying Buhari will campaign for only candidates of his party, the All Progressives Congress.
Akinlade was led to the audience with President Buhari by Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun who has vowed never to work for the APC candidate, Chief Dapo Abiodun but rather the APM candidate Akinlade.
“Following repeated media enquiries on the matter, the Presidency wishes to state in clear and unmistakable terms that as a party leader and a candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming elections, President Muhammadu Buhari will campaign for the party and all its candidates.” Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu said.
He added: “This however does not mean that he, as the nation’s leader, will decline courtesy calls or offers of support from citizens including candidates flying the flags of other parties.
“There is no doubt that the President has no competition here in terms of popularity in the coming elections. But the more support he gets, the wider the margin of victory there will be. So please let there be no confusion about this.
“President Buhari is APC. He will campaign for all APC candidates, but he welcomes support and endorsements”.
January 6, 2019