Garba Shehu, spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari, says Buhari and former Lagos State governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Saved Nigeria’s democracy with the merger that birthed the All Progressives Congress that defeated the Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria, in the 2015 presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari reconstructed political parties and formed this country’s biggest political merger in partnership with people like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and saved the country’s democracy by instituting a new administration that is change oriented,” Mr Shehu said.
The spokesperson made this statement in an interview with BBC News Pidgin on Saturday when explaining that Mr Buhari’s changing of political parties cannot be likened to Benue State governor Samuel Ortom’s move from one party to another.
Mr Buhari was a member of the Congress for Progressive Change, that merged to form the APC. When it was formed, Mr Ortom was a member of the APC until in 2018 when he dumped the party to join the PDP.