The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has explained yesterday his position on the race for the leadership of the Ninth National Assembly.
Tinubu was earlier accused of meddling in the APC’s nomination for National Assembly leadership positions ahead of the 2023 presidential race.
However, in a statement issued by his Media Office aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu said he has “no ulterior motives” in so do.
According to Tinubu, all he has done in respect of the impending election of presiding officers of the National Assembly is to support the party’s and the President’s position.
The APC stalwart stressed that he is focused on supporting the President Buhari-led administration in achieving the shared vision of a flourishing economy and a prosperous people.
He said he would have committed a terrible political blunder by navigating against the President’s position. The former Lagos helmsman said those casting aspersions on him were, in reality, bucking against President Buhari’s position.
He urged rumor-mongers to court greater discipline and wisdom, stressing that it is too early to decide on a political dispensation that is still four years away.
“There is no action a person can take that constitutes a political guarantee as to what may come four years from now,” Tinubu said, dismissing the claim that having allies in the National Assembly leadership positions will greatly enhance someone’s presidential ambitions as spurious.
Noting the importance of the National Assembly to the fulfillment of the President’s agenda, he lamented the “painful” lessons learnt in respect of the last four years, with the Senate and the House of Representatives under the control of those who did not embrace the President’s vision.