The All Progressives Congress presidential campaign council on Thursday passed a vote of confidence on the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, saying he can never betray the party.
Lawan has come under attack after the Bashir Machina Campaign Council condemned the alleged derogatory utterances made by his supporters against the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The condemnation was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity, BSM Campaign Council, Husaini Isa, on Wednesday.
Isa claimed that the anti-party utterances were made by Lawan’s supporters at the rally held in Nguru town based on video evidence circulated on social media in which they openly endorsed the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his party.
In a reaction on Thursday, the spokesman for Tinubu-Shettima presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, dismissed the report, saying Lawan is a trusted party member.
Keyamo also expressed doubt that Machina supporters would stoop low to accuse the Senate president of working against his party.
He said, “Lawan has always been in opposition to the PDP since 1999. So anybody waking over night to say that Lawan and his supporters are working for the PDP should examine himself.
“He is someone who has a large heart. I don’t think Machina or his camp can do that to him as speculated. It is a united family we have in the APC. The people peddling this rumour are in the PDP. They are fond of always peddling conspiracy theory.
“The only hope of the PDP winning the 2023 election is to say that people are working against the APC. It is all lies, blatant ones. The party is comfortable with Lawan.”
The Publicity Director of the APC, Bala Ibrahim, also corroborated the position of the PCC spokesman.
A worried Ibrahim expressed reservation that some people are obviously working ‘assiduously’ to create friction within the party.
“These people, having lost and know they don’t stand any chance of winning, go into their tents and continue to fabricate stories that cannot be taken by a reasonable mind.