Presidency Speaks On Buhari’s Stand On Amosun’s APM Candidate
Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media has revealed what may be the outcome Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and the state governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Abdulkadir Adekunle Akinlade visit to the Presidential Villa On Sunday.
In a statement released after their visit, Garba Shehu noted that President Buhari will not support Adekunle Akinlade, preferred governorship candidate of Ibikunle Amosun against the APC recognized candidate.
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Prior to Sunday’s visit, the duo had earlier met with the president alongside Yusuf Dantalle, chairman of Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
During that meeting, the APM chairman had presented a letter to the president from his party, endorsing him as their presidential candidate.
Akinlade who failed to secure the governorship candidate, had defected to APM while his Principal, Amosun had taken offence with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while also maintaining his support for his anointed candidate despite his defection to APM.
But Shehu said Buhari, as leader of the ruling party, would only support a candidate of the APC.
“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,” the spokesman said.
“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.”