The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) on Monday supported the choice of national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as co-chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council.
It said the former Lagos State governor will not disappoint the party and its standard bearer, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the polls judging by his tenacity and political structure.
The President’s support group made its position known following media report of alleged rising discontent within the APC over the composition of its presidential campaign council inaugurated by President Buhari.
The report alleged state governors and some prominent members of the party were not happy with the composition of the council because it is populated mainly by loyalists of Tinubu.
But in a statement by its Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, Mallam Gidado Ibrahim, the BCO allayed such concerns.
It noted if there was anything like that within the party, it shouldn’t be a source of worry.
The group said there couldn’t have been a better choice for a head of the APC presidential campaign council for the forthcoming elections than Tinubu at a time the party is going into the general elections within a short period after undergoing a healing process spearheaded by Tinubu himself.
Ibrahim said: “If there is party supremacy whereby directives of party leaders are being enforced today, it was the ‘Jagaban’ who sustained it.
“By employing both partisan and non-partisan social forces, Tinubu was able to give validity and currency to party supremacy.
“In President Buhari’s thinking when he designated him to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence-building efforts in the APC last year, only a person of Tinubu’s political stand can settle all the intra-party feuds in the APC the way he provided the critical supplement for APC’s victory in 2015.
“And in earnest, the appointment of the former Lagos State governor to lead the APC reconciliation committee paid off.
“We believe that he will repeat this same feat of keeping the party as one and how he led the party to win the 2015 polls by leading the APC to a resounding victory in the forthcoming elections in his capacity as co-chairman of the party’s campaign train.
“Those who seem to be worried, going by reports, should relax their mind and give Tinubu the support he needs to actualise the party’s dream of emerging victorious in the 2019 polls”.