Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
The presidency thursday in Abuja denied media reports that the it had substituted some members of the National Convention Sub-Committees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying President Muhammadu Buhari would never interfere in party affairs.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, insisted that the president would never do anything contrary to the provision of the constitution.
â€œWe are constrained to deny media reports alleging that the Presidency substituted or smuggled in some names of members of APC Convention Planning Sub-Committees.
â€œNothing in the allegation can be further from the truth in every material particular. For the umpteenth time, we wish to reiterate President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s position that he will not interfere in party affairs or matters before the law courts.
â€œIt ought to have been obvious by now to discerning Nigerians that it is not in the nature of this President to go against the provisions of the countryâ€™s constitution let alone his partyâ€™s constitutional provisions.
â€œIt is, therefore, disingenuous to attribute every perceived infraction in activities of party or government appointees to the presidentâ€™s desk,â€ the statement said.