President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday explained that he hosted Mr. Kunle Akinlade because of his support for his second term bid for the post of the president in the coming election.
Akinlade is the Allied People’s Movement, APM, governorship candidate in Ogun State supported by Governor Ibikunle Amosun against the All Progressives Congress, APC, guber candidate, Dapo Abiodun.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Sunday he said that that did not mean however that he was campaigning for him.
He said he would only campaign for APC candidates.
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The statement reads: “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.
“This however does not mean that he, as the nation’s leader, will decline courtesy calls or offers of support from citizens including candidates flying the flags of other parties.
“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.”