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I’ll support Tinubu without apologies, says PDP chieftain Bwala



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Daniel Bwala, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, on Wednesday, said he is committed to supporting President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s administration even if that requires him to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bwala told journalists after meeting with Tinubu at the Aso Rock: “I told him today I am committing to play my part to support your administration, and I have no apologies to anybody.”

When asked if he would join the ruling party, he said, “APC is a party. President Bola Tinubu is my motivation; if supporting him will take me to APC, so be it.”

On January 2, 2024, the PDP chieftain said opposition political parties must unite to defeat the APC in the 2027 general elections.

Bwala, who said this on Channels Television’s Politics Today, added that Tinubu would spend eight years in office if the opposition parties failed to unite.

He said: “Without a coalition of political parties, Tinubu is going to spend the next eight years. That one is for sure.

“The truth of the matter is that there will be a coalition of political parties that will be very strong. This is a fact that I know.

“The coalition that is coming will swallow some of the elements that are creating the problems in the various political parties.”

Commending Tinubu on the suspension of Dr Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, he said, “Some of his (Tinubu’s) Ministers that were allegedly reported to have committed infractions, instead of protecting them, he asked that the law should have its course and suspended somebody without wasting time. That, to me, is impressive because it’s about the people.”

He commented on the 60 per cent slash in travel entourages for the Presidency and MDAs, said, “There has been this outcry that the government is bloated. Yesterday, he introduced a policy that reduced the cost of governance, and today, he told me it is just the beginning.”

He said he had informed the President of his willingness to play his role.

Bwala narrated: “What have we been talking about as citizens is that if you don’t have a personal grudge against someone…if it is a policy issue.

“What I’m saying apart from today that I’m talking here is that you all need to visit my Twitter page. In the last few days, I have been expressing my surprise and appreciation to the President for the decisions he is making. So, this is not about political party. And you need to know that, like I said, I was with him before I left. And I was doggedly committed to him.

I told him today that I am committing to play my part to support your administration, and I have no apologies to anybody.”


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