14th August, 2021
Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesperson, said it will be too risky for President Muhammadu Buhari to support Tinubu or any other person for Presidency before 2023.
According to Adesina, “the president himself will dare not” to endorse any candidate at the moment.
Adesina stated this on Friday during an interview with Channels Television while reacting to Buhari’s recent visit to Bola Tinubu.
He explained that the meeting between Buhari and Tinubu on Thursday was a “goodwill visit.”
“That meeting actually happened, but it is all about goodwill and best wishes. We know that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had been in London about the same time the president was there.
“Like you said, we don’t believe what we read in social media but we have read a lot about Asiwaju Tinubu’s health, so the president’s visit was a goodwill visit.
“The president still has two years less than three months in his tenure of office. So, for him to start supporting somebody now will just be like jumping the gun and you know that President Buhari will never do that.
“Before the 2019 election, people began to campaign for him before INEC blew the whistle for the campaign to start. He was the one who came out to say ‘no, don’t do it; don’t jump the gun’.
“The president himself will dare not jump the gun in terms of supporting one candidate or the other. Also, recall that he had said anybody that wants to be president after him should go out and work. That means the president may not be supporting anybody until maybe perhaps a candidate of the party emerges. Knowing President Buhari, he will never jump the gun.”