Mallam Gidado Ibrahim, Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) Monday threw his weight behind the choice of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as co-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council.
Ibrahim noted that Tinubu, who is a national leader of APC, would not disappoint the party and its flag bearer, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the electioneering process for the 2019 polls, judging by his tenacity and political structure.
The President’s support group made its position known following media report of alleged rising discontent within the APC over the composition of its presidential campaign council inaugurated Monday by President Buhari.
It was reported that state governors and some prominent members of the party were allegedly not happy with the composition of the council because it is populated mainly by people believed to be loyal to Tinubu.
But in a statement by its the BCO allayed such concern, noting that if there is anything like that within the party, it shouldn’t be a source of worry.
Ibrahim said there couldn’t have been a better choice for a head of the APC presidential campaign council for the forthcoming elections than Tinubu at a time the party was going into the general elections within a short period after undergoing a healing process spearheaded by Tinubu himself.
He said, “If there is party supremacy whereby directives of party leaders are being enforced today, it was the ‘Jagaban’ who sustained it. By employing both partisan and non-partisan social forces, Tinubu was able to give validity and currency to party supremacy.
“In President Buhari’s thinking when he designated him to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence-building efforts in the APC last year, only a person of Tinubu’s political stature could settle all the intra-party feuds in the APC the way he provided the critical supplement for APC’s victory in 2015. And in earnest, the appointment of the former Lagos State governor to lead the APC reconciliation committee paid off.
“We believe that he will repeat this same feat of keeping the party as one and how he led the party to win the 2015 polls by leading the APC to a resounding victory in the forthcoming elections in his capacity as co-chairman of the party’s campaign train. Those who seem to be worried, going by reports, should relax their mind and give Tinubu the support he needs to actualise the party’s dream of emerging victorious in the 2019 polls.”