The Federal Government has reacted to the allegations by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, that some elements within the Aso Rock Villa are working against the victory of the All Progressive Congress (APC), presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in next the month’s election.
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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Wednesday in an interview with State House Correspondents after this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Mohammed said President Buhari is absolutely disposed to having a free, fair, and credible election, and is not favouring any presidential candidate ahead of the February 25 poll.
Governor El-Rufai while speaking on Channel Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday morning, alleged that some “elements” in Aso Rock are working against Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election.
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Responding, Muhammed said: “One thing I can assure you is that no matter what, this administration is focused, determined to ensure free and fair elections. But I think with this administration the most important person is Mr President and I think he has shown by words and by indeed that he is dedicated to free, fair and credible elections.”
“And fair, free, credible elections actually means not favouring anybody, not disadvantaging anybody. And everywhere he goes he makes that very clear even as recently as Friday when he was in Daura, he said the same thing,” the Information Minister stated.
He added that the Presidency is not “officially aware” of anyone in the Aso Rock who is working against the emergence of Tinubu as President in the February 25 election.
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