A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has revealed that he was only visiting President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja when they met behind closed doors at the State House to consult with him and wish him well for the New Year.
Speaking with journalists shortly after the meeting, Tinubu also dismissed insinuations about a regime extension plan for President Buhari and commended him for taking time to dismiss the rumour in his New Year message to Nigerians.
He also said it is not yet time to be discussing who will succeed the president as he just started his second term. He added that only unpatriotic people would be using future elections and politics to distract the President from facing governance.
“We cannot use 365 days in a year and 360° to work on politics, it’s not possible. Anybody talking about zoning now is just completely restless and not focused on the agenda of nation-building and development of our country.
“That time is not now. We have just finished one election and Mr President is busy sorting out the Budget, working for the people of this country. Of course, the restlessness of politics is going to be there, but any lover of this country will not talk about the succession plan yet. That’s the truth. Concentrate on working for the country, help the President to help the country. There’s nothing more than that.
He said only unpatriotic people would be using future elections and politics to distract the president from facing governance.
Tinubu is reportedly part of those touted to be eyeing the office come 2023.