Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari joined politics to save the country.
Speaking after meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Tinubu described the president as “one of those rare beings around”.
The APC leader was accompanied by Bisi Akande, former interim chairman of the ruling party.
“He (Buhari) has experienced both worlds: he fought a battle to save Nigeria and came to politics to save Nigeria,” he said.
“Very rare people have such an opportunity in their lifetime and that’s what we talk about legacy, and where we have all the challenges, do what we should do.”
On his assignment to reconcile aggrieved individuals in the APC, Tinubu said: “I’m enjoying the challenges so far.”
He added that Buhari had given him a free hand to operate.
Asked to comment on the chances of APC in 2019 election, Tinubu said, “You are asking me an obvious question.
“I belong to this party. My commitment is to this party. We have a better chance and we are strongly determined to prosecute election in a most transparent and democratic manner and we will win.”