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Daniel Bwala: There Is Nothing Disloyal About My Tweet Congratulating Tinubu

He said the congratulatory message was not hinged on winning the elections as they are still in court to prove that the process was rigged and the election, stolen.

A lot of reactions have followed the tweet that was made by the presidential spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar campaign, Daniel Bwala.

Bwala, who in the tweet, congratulated President Tinubu on his inauguration as the 16th president of the country, said he is not surprised that the tweet generated such reactions because politics in Nigeria has been polarized and people always have an opinion about something.

Speaking on ARISE News on Wednesday, Bwala said “first of all, I’m not surprised that it will generate mixed reactions because we are living in a free world and people have every right to express themselves. The politics in Nigeria in 2023 was polarized. We had three major candidates coming from three major ethnic backgrounds and so either ways, somebody will have something to say for or against you.

“I remember when I was in the APC, I was attacked by the members of PDP and when I moved to PDP, APC people attacked me. Labor attacked me because they thought I would come to Labor and I went to PDP, so there will always be that”.

He said there was nothing about the tweet that depicts disloyalty. But He however, expressed disappointment that some key individuals would question his loyalty to Atiku over that particular message.

“it is strange for me that some key people from both side of the divide whom I thought with the greatest respect, I thought should be above board could descend to the point where they tried to question my loyalty. My loyalty to Atiku Abubakar is hundred percent and everybody knows it on all counts”. He said

He emphasized that the congratulatory message was not hinged on winning the elections as they are still in court to prove that the process was rigged and the election stolen.

“The case we have in court against APC and Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a case that I believe will turn out in our favour. I still believe in the tribunal; we will prove our case. On thing is clear, there will be 6 months minimum and 8 months maximum when this case will finally be determined and within this period, somebody by our law has occupied the seat as the president of the federal republic of Nigeria.

“As patriots, we owe the nation the duty to preserve the constitution and respect constituted authority. However, our respect for constituted authority does not in anyway negatize our opinion about our partisanship.

“For the record, my congratulating Bola Tinubu and Shettima is not congratulations hinged on winning election because we maintain the position and we are in court to rove it that this election was stolen and it was a conspiracy between the government then, the institutions of the state and APC as a party” He said

Bwala maintained that his relationship with Bola Tinubu and some other members of the APC is cordial and will remain so.

Chioma Kalu

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