The Director of Strategic Communications of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Dele Alake, has said some persons within the presidency are “envious” of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential flag-bearer of the ruling party for the 2023 election, because President Muhammadu Buhari who is “the most important person”, has declared Tinubu as his candidate – despite their opposition.
Bellnewsonline.com reports that Alake stated this against the backdrop of Governor Nasir El Rufai’s revelation that some “elements” in the Presidential Villa want Tinubu to lose the February 25 election.
The APC stalwart said that El-Rufai’s statement has no effect on Tinubu’s chances at the polls.
According to him, the most important person in the Villa is President Buhari, who he said was very much in support of Tinubu and his emergence as his successor on May 29.
He told Bellnewsonline.com in an interview published on Thursday: “The statement is self-explanatory. He (El Rufai) said some people; he never said the president.
“In your individual media houses, you have an editorial policy and there are elements within your organisations that don’t agree with those policies but they still work there.
“So it is a natural phenomenon in all organisations, in all institutions. Not all staff in organisations see issues the same way.
“The most important person is the president and Commander-in-Chief. He has spoken often and he said Tinubu is his candidate and he has appealed that we should vote for him who is coming to consolidate his achievements and address whatever challenges that would be left because he has the managerial competence, he has the intellectual acumen, he has an outstanding record of experience and performance.
“So we know that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the candidate to beat. Asiwaju is the only fruitful candidate and that is why all of them are envious of him. But that has never won them an election and this one won’t be different,” Alake said”.