The newly-appointed spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign, Daniel Bwala, has disclosed his private discussion with the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, before he dumped the ruling party.
Naija News reports that Bwala, who has been a staunch supporter of the APC until some weeks ago when he withdrew his membership of the broom party, on Thursday, was alongside former lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye, appointed as Atiku’s spokespersons for the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking during an interview earlier on Channels Television political programme, Bwala said Tinubu had promised to make him his presidential spokesman.
Speaking on the live TV programme, Bwala said it is unknown to his critics that he dumped APC despite having a guaranteed appointment from Tinubu.
According to him, his decision to leave the ruling party was purely based on principle and conscience.
Bwala said that he chose to team up with the PDP because they are the only party that can rescue Nigeria from the jaws of the ruling party.
He said: “What they don’t know is that I left an appointment already guaranteed for me by the flag-bearer of APC as a Presidential spokesman. That was his promise to me directly, personal and in his car and I understood that when he was giving these promises, even governors could not extract commitments like that.
“I came from a comfort position and it’s not about comfort, by taking that decision if I tell you in terms of economic loss of the cases I’m even doing for the party. But you have to come to a point in your life where you look at the general good of the people.”
When asked to speak further on his claims, Bwala said “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the flag-bearer of APC promised me that he was going to make me the presidential spokesperson for his campaign and he made the promise few weeks before the primaries and I have witnesses that know themselves and that are of high repute in government, in the party and around him.
“And this is not even a dispute, so I’m saying that on record because if what I said isn’t true, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu must be seeing the interview today.”