The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has expressed confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu who made this statement while addressing State House Correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, denied the report that his relationship with the president is no longer cordial.
Tinubu also dismissed the report in some quarters that the Buhari government is being controlled by the cabal in the presidency.
“What is the myth in this leadership thing? What is cabal? It’s a myth,” Tinubu said.
The APC national leader said the meeting with the president was fruitful and that they discussed the “country and leadership as a whole”.
His words: “I just met with the president. Our discussion was fruitful, productive and it was about the country and leadership as a whole. And that got him excited and happy,” he said.
“I have confidence in this president, there is no doubt about that. We worked hard to bring about the government, there are certain things that are unpredictable and those are things that can lean itself to gossips, insinuations and all of that.
“You know me. I’m not known to shy away from talking my mind and rebelling if it is necessary and taking charge of things that I believe are necessary.
“We are the party of the people for the people and by the people and this is a democratic environment. Each of us has our roles to play and that is why we are playing it.
“I don’t believe in the myth, I believe in confidence building, the trust that we have in the president. In the journey of democracy, you are going to have twists and turns, you are going to have conflicts. Conflicts resolution mechanisms are inbuilt on how you handle your party and the governance and the party are joined by the hips.”