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Real reason Buhari has not joined Tinubu to campaign – APC campaign

With 65 days to the 2023 general elections, the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not seen at Bola Tinubu’s political campaigns because he “still has governance of the country to administer and wants to finish very strong”.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Keyamo said the president is fully behind Tinubu but does not consider the 2023 contest as a do-or-die affair.

Many Nigerians, including party faithful, had questioned the president’s absence at the presidential rallies of the ruling party, APC since the campaigns started weeks ago. But Keyamo dispelled the concerns.

“The Olusegun Obasanjo-Umaru Musa Yar’Adua situation was encapsulated in the voice of Obasanjo. He said the 2007 presidential election for him was a do-or-die affair. That was the first time that sentence escalated in Nigerian politics. A do-or-die election.

“President Buhari is not in that league of do-or-die. If he gives you his support, you can go to bed with your two eyes closed, that you have his backing.

“However, he does not go to the extent of do-or-die. Apart from giving his support, he also said nobody will use thugs or money to influence Nigerians and the outcome of the presidential election.

“What Buhari has done is what a responsible leader should do. He has decided to chair the APC presidential campaign council.

“He was there physically during the flag-off in Jos. As the campaign goes on throughout the country, when it fits into his schedule, he will make his appearance at selected campaign grounds just to show that he is in support of Asiwaju.

“He still has governance of the country to administer and he wants to finish very strong as president. That is why you see a lot of engagements in his diary these days.

“But let me assure you that President Buhari is with Asiwaju 110 percent but he is not making it a do-or-die affair like Obasanjo,” the Minister told Daily Independent.

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  1. This is the school from which I am coming. Buhari was in the Nigeria army and laid low as a tribalist and future ethnic cleanser. Now we know. He was in the army and laid low as a religious fanatic and lunatic. Now we know. I feel strongly that he edged on Tinubu on Moslem-moslem ticket as a continuation of his Islamic template as with the late Idiagbon to further his rampage on religion. Buhari has never and will never play a national card for the progress of Nigeria. He will fail miserable. How many people have died needlessly he he took office? Now he needs a third term through a proxy in Tinubu to complete his agenda We will all die except we have a New Nigeria with justice and fair play

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