Former Lagos State Governor and All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDPAll Progressive Congress (APC)) that the APC-led Federal Government is dictatorial in nature.
Tinubu, while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with President MuhammaduBuhari, said the president had been adhering strictly to rule of law.
“I disagree with that. He was elected on a platform of democracy and he has adhered to rule of law so far. What is dictatorship about what he has done? He has helped to stimulate the economy in the various states and that is where the people are.
“So, what is dictatorship? And the institutional paralysis had occurred in the country. It is very important for a steady man like the President to really help the nation recover from the paralysis and that is what he is doing. So, I don’t see what is dictatorial about that.
“If they don’t have anything to say, they rather be quiet. They created what is wrong here today and we cannot sweep that under the carpet. There must be rule of law,’’ the APC leader said.
Tinubu also debunked the assertion that some APC chieftains including him, Chief BisiAkande and former Vice-President AtikuAbubakar were engaged in political struggle over the party’s Board of Trustees’ position.
“Don’t listen to rumours, there is no struggle. Our party is not even looking at the direction of power struggle or anything of such.
“The support structure is to encourage and support the President as you have heard from Chief BisiAkande, to help him institutionalise his goal, principle and vision for a new Nigeria,’’ he added
Tinubu, who was accompanied by former National Chairman of the party,Chief Akande, refuted the insinuation that he was in the Presidential Villa to discuss ministerial list to be announced by the president before the end of the month.
Source: The Will
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