Tinubu, Bwala Meets, Pledges Commitment

A spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election, and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daniel Bwala, has pledged his total support for President Bola Tinubu.

He met with the President on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa. While speaking with States House correspondents after the meeting with Tinubu, Bwala, who was a spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election, told them that he came at the invitation of the President.

Bwala said, “I honoured the invitation of His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is a father to the nation, who God has given the opportunity to lead the country at this difficult time, so I came to celebrate and congratulate him.

“I also gave him my commitment that as citizens of this country, this is the time for us to throw our weight behind and support the administration.”

He expressed his elation at the President’s recent policy decisions, saying they show that he cares about the people and is not only interested in keeping his team safe.

He further lauded him for taking the decision “against certain ministers who allegedly were said to have committed infraction.”

“Instead of protecting ministers that were allegedly reported to have committed infractions, he asked that the law should have its own course and suspended somebody without wasting time. 

When asked if his backing of the President would cause him to defect from the PDP and join the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bwala replied that he had visited the President in his capacity as a private citizen and that “God knows tomorrow.”

“Well, I am here as a private citizen who must be bound by the conviction we have towards our country and the need for us to push the country to a better place that we all desire. So, I am not here in the capacity of PDP, first of all, I am not even a leader in the PDP, I am a private citizen.

“But you must also admit that I had my history with the President when I was in APC, before the primaries I was practically his key spokesman at the time and I supported his course because I believed in him.

“I am also here to say that I am supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in achieving the objectives of the problems in the country, I don’t think at this time of hunger and problems in the country somebody should be here talking about the party and as per defection God knows tomorrow,” Bwala said.

Prior to departing the APC in the run-up to the general election of 2023, the attorney had backed Tinubu due to disagreements over the selection of a same-faith presidential ticket.

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