2023 Presidential Election is somewhere around the corner, which has prompted various aspirants to move and solidify relations with perceived influential personalities in the country.
This impression flooded the minds of many Nigerians when President Muhamadu Buhari recently visited the abode of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, in the United Kingdom, UK.
Following comments from various divisions in Nigeria, many referred to the pair as an ‘Unholy Alliance’ with the suspicion that nothing good would have ever come out of such rendezvous.
To clear the air regarding details of the duo’s discussions, Buhari’s Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, said on a television interview that his principal did not visit the former Lagos State governor to talk about 2023 election.
Adesina said Buhari’s visit to Tinubu was only a goodwill gesture expressed, following publications about the present health condition of the former Lagos State Governor.
Buhari’s Media Adviser argued that it’s too early for the President to support any aspirant, adding it’s hard to accept everything on Social Media over Tinubu’s health.
“The President still has two years, less three months left. So, for him to start supporting somebody now will be like jumping the gun. You know President Buhari will never do that.” He said.
2023 Presidential Election: Buhari/Tinubu Meeting
On his part, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, gave details of his meeting with President Buhari, it reads:
- “The visit was a friendly and welcome one that underscored the considerate and caring personality of our nation’s President and Commander-in-Chief.
- “By this gesture, Mr President has, again, demonstrated his thoughtfulness and humility, defying the erroneous commentaries peddled by his critics.
- “Once again, Asiwaju thanks President Buhari for taking the time to visit him and wishes the President nothing but the very best as his administration continues to govern and lead the nation.”