‘You Need Help’ – Presidency Slams Yakasai For Questioning Buhari’s Commitment To Tinubu

The presidency has criticised an elder statesman, for questioning President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.

'You Need Help' - Presidency Slams Yakasai For Questioning Buhari's Commitment To Tinubu
President Mohammadu Buhari

The presidency’s reaction was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson.

Yakasai is a co-founder of the Grand Patron of the Grassroots Movement for Asiwaju Tinubu and Shettima (G-MATS).

In an interview published by Control TV on January 22, Yakasai alleged that Buhari is not loyal to Tinubu’s campaign to become the country’s next president.

“Is he [Buhari] committed to Tinubu for the presidency? I have my doubts. I don’t know. But I have not seen his commitment to him supporting the candidacy of Tinubu in APC. I’m not sure if he’s or not.

“Definitely, the personality of Tinubu doesn’t make him happy, I think, from my assessment of the situation,” Yakasai had said.

Reacting, Shehu dismissed the elder statesman’s claim, adding that he needs “a little help”.

“Alhaji is unknown to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Everyone is entitled to their view, but what we do know is that his insight in a recent interview does not come from within the party or the President’s team.

“His support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is welcome although it is difficult to see what value it will add,” Shehu said.

“He is right to highlight his experience as a senior citizen, and a leader in government and his ability to reach out across divides is a strong foundation for the highest office.

“But Yakasai’s questioning of the loyalties of President Muhammadu Buhari stands in sharp contrast to the actions of the President.

“Only on Monday, he was out at a rally in Bauchi supporting the flag bearer of the party. Presidential duties permitting, he is scheduled to make further appearances at campaign events in the coming weeks.

”His support for the party’s candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is unquestioned.

“If this wasn’t on TV, Yakasai’s unwise comment on the issue would have been dismissed as a misquotation. But he was live on TV.

“On this one against President Buhari, no one should take him seriously. Perhaps times are hard and the old man needs a bit of help.”

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