The Federal Government has denied knowledge of anyone in the Presidency, plotting the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, holding latter this month.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el Rufai, had claimed in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, that some elements close to President Muhammadu Buhari were working against Tinubu.
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However, while speaking to newsmen at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, insisted that the Buhari-led government had remained fair to all candidates irrespective of party differences.
The minister said: “If there’s anybody who is working against any candidate, we don’t know officially.
“On a more serious note, one thing I can assure you is that, no matter who, this administration is focused and determined to ensure a free and fair election. And I think this administration, and for that matter now, the most important person in this regard is Mr. President.
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“I think he has shown by words and deed that he is committed to a free, fair and credible election. And fair, free and credible elections mean not favouring or disfavouring anybody.
“Everywhere he goes, he makes that very clear, even as recently as Friday, when he was in Daura. He said the same thing. So if there’s anybody who’s working against any candidate, we don’t know officially.”