Salihu Mohammed Lukman, National Vice Chairman (North West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there are rumours that the presidential cabal does not want the party’s candidate, Bola Tinubu, to win the 2023 election.
He stated that there are indications that the cabal is backing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Lukman made the claim in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, claiming that part of the plan is to derail Tinubu’s ambition by instituting the ill-advised naira swap policy.
Those close to President Muhammadu Buhari, he claims, should have advised him not to implement the policy if the intention was not to demarket Tinubu.
Despite the powerful opposition, the APC National Vice Chairman stated that they are working hard to ensure Tinubu’s victory in the upcoming elections.
He promised that if elected, Tinubu’s administration would be a vast improvement over Buhari’s and would be more open to Nigerians and party leaders.
Part of the statement reads;
If, however, the speculated objective of any so-called cabal is to frustrate the February 25, 2023 elections by either creating conditions that could mobilise electorates to vote against the APC and its candidates, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, God willing it shall not succeed.
The only person that possibly is not frustrated with the policy is Alh. Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP who is supporting the policy, which is why many people argue that the ‘cabal’ around the president want Alh. Atiku Abubakar to win the election.
As members of APC, we are working hard to win the 2023 elections, but we also will work even more harder to ensure that our next government to be led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will come with more listening ears to Nigerians and fellow party leaders.
God willing Asiwaju Tinubu’s APC government must be a remarkable improvement on President Buhari’s government whereby party leaders will through all our organs as provided in our constitution effectively and efficiently take all necessary decisions, which would be respected by Asiwaju Tinubu as President of the Federal Republic, God willing, and all elected representatives.