President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has given reasons his principal refused to impose any presidential aspirant on the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ahead of the APC special convention, Buhari had said that he has a candidate of his choice.
However, the president eventually urged everyone to allow party delegates to decide, stressing that he has no anointed candidate.
This led to former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, emerging as the party’s flag bearer ahead of ex-Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and vice president Yemi Osinbajo.
Adesina, in his latest piece, claimed Buhari showed how much of a democrat he was, one who would walk the talk of his promise regarding leaving a legacy of a free, fair, and credible process for the country.
It read in part: “Primary Election Day came. And the President still remained neutral, despite having confessed that he had a favorite aspirant. How did he do it?
“Strange. Supernatural. Curious. Knock, Knock! Who’s There? But President Buhari remained unobtrusive, demure, and self-effacing, till a candidate finally emerged.
“While the process lasted, I had observed people who were core Buharists, but now on different sides of the divide, go for one another’s jugular. Some were virulent, odious, descending to the level of indecency. But now that the race is over, can they sheathe their swords? Is there anything in life that should make us become indecent, and uncouth in both language and action? Fie! Fie, I say.”