By Elsie Udoh
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has cleared the air on his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari following his recent comments on the Naira redesign and fuel scarcity.
Tinubu had earlier alleged in a campaign rally at Abeokuta that the Naira redesign and ongoing fuel scarcity were in a bid to sabotage his victory at next month’s election.
“Let them increase the price of fuel, let them continue to hoard fuel, only them know where they have hoarded fuel, they hoarded money, they hoarded naira; we will go and vote and we will win. Even if they changed the ink on naira notes. Whatever their plans, it will come to nought. We are going to win,” he told a crowd of supporters in Yoruba.
This remark attracted various comments that the APC flagbearer was referring to the President.
In a bid to correct this assumption, Tinubu while speaking at an APC presidential rally in Gusau, Zamfara State capital on Saturday refuted any insinuation of a wedge in his relationship with Buhari and reaffirmed his loyalty and support to Buhari.
He said, “I have supported President Buhari even before his first day in office. I will continue to be his supporter and friend after his last day in office.
“He tackled the problems other leaders ran from. He has earned a place in history that cannot be denied.
“I have said this before and will say it again now: when the true history of this moment is written, President Buhari shall be treated very kindly because of his contributions to the nation.”
Tinubu further promised to tackle the problems faced by the state and enhance agricultural productivity when elected President of Nigeria.