By Mohammed Gado
The presidential flagbearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Wednesday paid a nocturnal visit to president Muhammadu Buhari where he was able to extract a promise of his support in the 2023 general elections.
Earlier in the day, the president had promised to henceforth join the campaign of Tinubu and other APC candidates in the next general elections, a departure from his hitherto nonchalant attitude to the campaigns fueling speculations that the president was not in support of his party’s flagbearer.
Buhari said: “This is to dispel expressed concerns in certain quarters that the President has not featured in campaigns since the national launch in Jos, Plateau State, and to stress that while he remains committed to party politics, the functions and duties of the President will equally be upheld at times.
“The President noted that the APC campaigns have so far been the most aggressive in recent history. They have been impressive and of a high voltage, compared to the opposition that seems to be playing catch-up,” Buhari said in a statement.