Prominent PDP member Daniel Bwala, who served as the spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign council during the previous general election, has disclosed his involvement in Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign. Bwala revealed in an interview with TVC that he actively backed Tinubu’s bid to be the party’s presidential nominee prior to defecting from the APC to the PDP. Bwala continued to endorse Tinubu on TikTok and other platforms in spite of criticism and being blacklisted by television networks for his outspoken backing of the politician.
Bwala explained that during his tenure working for Tinubu in the APC, many of the individuals currently aligned with Tinubu were not part of his team. He emphasized that some key figures from the southwest, now associated with Tinubu, initially supported a different candidate from the region. Bwala’s statement sheds light on the dynamic political landscape and evolving alliances within the APC.
He further emphasized his commitment to the cause, stating that he has been in the APC for eight years and considers one of his successes to be Tinubu’s presidential aspirations. Bwala recounted how he persevered in his support for Tinubu, utilizing various platforms and materials to maintain his advocacy, even when facing challenges such as blacklisting from television houses. Bwala highlighted the uncertainty surrounding Tinubu’s chances of becoming the APC flag bearer at the time, noting that some individuals currently supporting him were not initially aligned with his candidacy.
In his words, “As to whether there is a prospect of me joining APC, I have been in APC for 8 years. One of my successes is the fact that Tinubu is president because people like us worked for him. When I was working for Tinubu in APC, majority of the people with him today were not with him. In fact, some of the key elements working with him today who come from the southwest were in a different direction of somebody from the southwest. And to tell you that as at that time, even the chances that President Tinubu would become the flag bearer were not there that is why he had to cry out in Ogun State. People like us, I was all over. Even when television houses were blacklisting me because of my vocal support for Tinubu I switched to TikTok and use all materials that are available to me. If I am committed to a cause, I give it 100%”.