APC NEC meeting which Buhari led to make ground breaking decisions for the party birthed a war rumor between Buhari and Tinubu.
Later, rumor of Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition being eviscerated by the northern cabal after Oshiomhole was displaced went viral .
Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a statement refuted that he has a problem with the President, Tinubu also debunked that he is focusing on chasing a 2023 presidential ambition.
Read excerpts from Tinubu’s statement :
“At this extenuating moment with COVID-19 and its economic fallout hounding us, I cannot see as far into the distance as you. I have made no decision regarding 2023 for the concerns of this hour are momentous enough.
During this period, I have not busied myself with politicking regarding 2023. I find that a bit distasteful and somewhat uncaring particularly when so many of our people have been unbalanced by the twin public health and economic crises we face. I have devoted these last few months to thinking of policies that may help the nation in the here and now. What I may or may not do 3 years hence seems too remote given present exigencies.
Those who seek to cast themselves as political Nostradamus’ are free to so engage their energies. I trust the discerning public will give the views of such eager seers the scant weight such divinations warrant.”
The presidency has also quashed the rumor that President Buahari and Bola Tinubu are fighting a cold war .
Read the statement from Garba Shehu quashing the rumor that suggests the APC NEC meeting was used to displaced Tinubu :
”The very essence of the requests put to the Emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, which were unanimously approved aim to pull back the party, faced with an existential crisis from the brink of collapse, follow the constitution and take everyone along,” he said.
”While this action has been widely accepted with great relief by lovers of democracy and the rank and file of the membership, we are concerned that political vulturism masquerading as “smart analysis” is selling the commentary that this is a Buhari-Tinubu “showdown.” Nothing can be farther from the truth.
“To put the records straight: In the formation of this great party and giving it leadership, President Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who are reckoned as the founding fathers of the APC are both inspired by democratic norms, national interest and not at all by partisan motivations. These are the qualities that have made them move past cynical distractions.
”They are in touch with one another. Their relationship remains as strong as ever and between the two of them, only they know how they manage their enviable relationship. Try as hard as they could, the opposition parties have used all their intellectuals and their supporters in the media to break this relationship and have failed. And they won’t.
”For President Buhari who has received much of the cynical commentary, Nigerians know him as someone who will not do anything with bad intentions. Neither will he do anything out of partisan motivations or for himself.
”This whole exercise, that should lead to massive reform and overhaul of the leadership of the party, as he said in that brilliant speech, was ”to save the APC from the imminent self-destruction. We have to move ahead. We have to take everyone with us and ensure that the party is run in accordance with democratic norms and with consensus. We have to work for the benefit of the country.”
”The leaders of the party, who have received two successive massive mandates to govern the country and a majority of the states should be judged by how this exercise turns out in achieving these objectives, not cursed at the mere commencement of the process.”
Nigerians on Twitter have also shared their views on the aftermath of the APC NEC meeting. Read below :
The Cabal killed Tinubu Presidential THOUGHTS before it became an AMBITION.
The man is now writing Letter everywhere like Brother Paul
— Nigeria Awakens (@9jamuncher) June 27, 2020
The National Leader of our great party, the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has spoken, a clear and well received message.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) June 27, 2020
Tinubu, Oshiomhole and the other NWC members are scared of 'grave consequences'
Is there no NewAPC member that can challenge the illegal caretaker committee imposed from the villa?
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) June 27, 2020
I don't mind, neither am I afraid of a Tinubu Presidency. Jagaban will always have my respect.
— Abu Rayyan (@Abdulrahmanleme) June 27, 2020
When Tinubu denied his Presidential ambition, these are the only People that believed him 👇 pic.twitter.com/KvxKZ6VN4h
— Nigeria Awakens (@9jamuncher) June 27, 2020
Now that Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Adams Oshiomhole have agreed on the recent development in their Party, what will now happen to the "Twitter APC Members" and E-politicians….lol
Won ti gbe won l'handicap
— Premier (@SodiqTade) June 27, 2020