Babatunde Fashola: Muhammadu Buhari fully supporting Bola Tinubu’s presidential bid

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has said President Muhammadu Buhari backs Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate.

During a live question and answer session on Instagram with well-known TV host Morayo Afolabi-Brown, monitored by NewsXtra, Fashola made his remarks.

He said that the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) policy to redesign the naira “hurts Nigerians” needs to be revised.

He said, “I saw the President, and I’m not one to tell you what I discussed with the President in private. I saw him, and what he told me dispels all rumour, and I didn’t ask him.

“We were just having a conversation, and he (Buhari) just said “I’ve got to do this… This is very important for our campaign”… that’s much I’m going to say. That dispels all of these hearsays.”

Fashola also said that Tinubu was fighting for Nigerians when he said there weren’t enough new bills.

“It is in the interest of the opposition to create or spin a criticism of an impact of a policy, and that’s the impact of policy.

“Our candidate has not said don’t change the naira, but it is hurting people. So let’s be frank. The implementation needs a relook, and this is what Asiwaju has been famous for.”

Fashola explained why he hasn’t been to some campaign events: “I was in Lagos at the Lagos rally, and that was the only rally I also attended in 2019, but I was doing a lot of work for our party backroom. I’ve had all manner of meetings today with different directorates of our party. 

“We are working, and we are not going to show the opposition what we are doing. Everybody can’t be on the rally stage. We are working round the clock.”

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