President Muhammadu Buhari will campaign for all All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the 2019 general elections, the Presidency clarified on Sunday evening.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said in a statement said as party leader Buhari remained committed to.the success of APC candidates.
Shehu was speaking against the backdrop of a visit by non-APC candidates to Aso Rock Villa.
Shehu’s full statement reads:
Following repeated media enquiries on the matter, the Presidency wishes to state in clear and unmistakable terms that as a party leader and a candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming elections, President Muhammadu Buhari will campaign for the party and all its candidates.
This however does not mean that he, as the nation’s leader, will decline courtesy calls or offers of support from citizens including candidates flying the flags of other parties.
There is no doubt that the President has no competition here in terms of popularity in the coming elections. But the more support he gets, the wider the margin of victory there will be.
So please let there be no confusion about this. President Buhari is APC.
He will campaign for all APC candidates, but he welcomes support and endorsements.