THE Presidency yesterday, refuted the rumoured rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Describing the rumour as a figment of imagination of those behind it, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said there was no iota of truth in the reports.
According to him, there is no crack in the relationship between the two political associates.
Shehu also described the reports as a handiwork of cynics and media mischief-makers.
“The Presidency wishes to make it clear that there is no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and his strong ally, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The President and the Asiwaju have a very strong commitment to the All Progressives Congress, towards bringing change and this is a commitment they have made to the Nigerian people. Recent reports of a rift between the two leaders of our party are falsehoods and handiworks of some media mischief-makers.
It is quite unfortunate that certain sections of the media feed on birthing controversies, providing a nexus for naysayers who work behind the scenes planting such stories which are absolutely false.
This administration is aware of pessimists and cynics who wilfully spread misinformation to create doubts in the minds of the people about the relationship between its leaders and whether the party will remain intact or not.
“There is no doubt that the president and the party are focused on development, peace and security, restructuring of the economy and war against corruption in the country and will not be diverted to anything else. This desperate attempt to fool the people will not succeed,” the statement reads in part.