Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The Chairman of the National Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has said that there was no disagreement with the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan and himself over the 2023 presidency as reported in the media.
Buni stated this in a statement issued yesterday by his Director General of Press and Media Affairs, Mr. Mamman Mohammed.
Buni, while reacting to a lead story published by a national daily captioned, ‘Fresh Crisis in APC as Lawan, Buni Bicker over 2023 Presidency’, said it was regrettable and unimaginable that a national daily could publish a false and a misleading figment of somebody’s imagination.
Buni stated: “For the avoidance of doubt, there is no disagreement as a grain of wheat between the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan and the Executive Governor of Yobe State who doubles as Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni.
“However, we are conscious of the satanic plans being orchestrated by some mischievous elements to cause disaffection to distract the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee party from the onerous task of rebuilding the party and, to discredit the President Muhammadu Buhari led government.”
Buni insisted that himself and Lawan had remained good brothers with a common goal of contributing to the development of their state, party and country.
He added that he was heavily preoccupied with the task of governance of his state and rebuilding the party.
Buni added: “It amounts to insubordination for any loyal party member to start canvassing for any political office two years into the tenure of a sitting President from the party.
“It should be noted that President Muhammadu Buhari has two more years to complete his tenure, it is compulsory on the party and every loyal member to support him and the APC administration. We cannot contemplate anything outside the set plans of the party.”
Buni said it was most unfortunate that a national daily could be a tool of spreading falsehood or to play into the hands of ambitious politicians with sinister plans against the APC
He, therefore, urged the media to resist any form of manipulation and stand for truth and justice at all times.