Saki-born Communications Minister, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has revealed the main reason behind the closure of the Muhammadu Buhari / Osinbajo Campaign Office in Ibadan.
Shittu in a recent interview with State’s House correspondents said that it’s nonsensical to say he has stopped campaigning for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We had a rented apartment which is not my property. We rented it for N3 million per annum and we simply could not afford to pay that and the landlord was impatient with us.
“He said we either pay or get out and we simply took the most sensible option by vacating the place. We are in the process of looking for another office space for the campaign. We hope to get something cheaper. So, it is not true that for whatever reason, I would say that I am no longer campaigning for Buhari.
“It was the handiwork of mischief makers and a section of the media cannot be exonorated from that. They started carrying that report without seeking my own side of the story. That is simply not patriotic. It is self serving and politically motivated.”
The former Attorney General of Oyo state also stated that he is one of first cabinet member who started campaigning for Buhari’s reelection.
His words “I think that whole idea that I stopped campaigning for Buhari is nonsensical. I was the first cabinet member who started campaigning for Buhari’s reelection.
“I am still part of this government and part of the APC. In fact, I am a foundation member of the APC and my interactions and relationship with Buhari is not just starting. I was his party’s governorship candidate in Oyo state in 2011 and President Buhari has continued to earn my respect and adoration because he is one President who was either the first or the second to willingly reduce his salary by half.”