Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign spokesperson, Daniel Bwala, has commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha for “rejecting” the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bwala’s remark is in response to Osinbajo and Mustapha’s exclusion from the APC presidential campaign committee.
In a tweet on Saturday, Bwala claimed that the two sought to be excused from the campaign council.
“We salute the courage of Professor Osinbajo and Boss Mustapha for rejecting the MM ticket by asking to be left out of the campaign council of APC. Say no to religious politics. Nigerians would decide at the polls,” he tweeted.
Festus Keyamo, a representative for the Tinubu campaign council, issued a statement in response to Bwala’s tweet to make things clear.
Keyamo claimed that the vice president’s exclusion was asked by President Muhammadu Buhari so that he could “focus on governance of the country and administration of government.”
He stated, “Our attention has been drawn to some stories going around that there may be something amiss within the family of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the name of our own revered and respected Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, is not included in the list of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council.
“As a responsible party and government, all the key functionaries of government cannot abandon their positions for electioneering campaigns. The APC has the mandate of the Nigerian people to administer the country on their behalf at least till May 29, 2023, and this we intend to do with all sense of responsibility.”