Daniel Bwala, a well-known opponent of President Bola Tinubu from the Peoples Democratic Party, has stated that he would be open to accepting an appointment from Tinubu should one be extended to him.
If an appointment helped further Tinubu’s development agenda, he declared he would accept it.
The lawyer and politician, who met with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa last week, made this known on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme on Sunday.
“If the President makes an offer of a position that I see that will contribute to the development of his agenda because I say I will support his agenda, I will more than anything else appreciate it.
“But it is not the appointment that I am looking for to support him. Eight years, I supported Buhari, I was a public official. You have to separate between those who do not have value and are cringing and crying for an appointment and those who believe the value and what they will contribute has nothing to do with whether you’re
appointed or you’re not appointed,” he stated.
Last week, there was a strong reaction towards Bwala for his decision to back Tinubu, considering his previous role as the spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 elections, where Atiku Abubakar was the presidential candidate.
As a previous member of the APC, Bwala left the party after Tinubu named Kashim Shettima, the former governor of Borno, as his running partner.
He criticised Tinubu’s decision to select a Muslim running mate, despite being a Muslim himself. He then joined the campaign of the PDP and showed his support for Atiku, who chose a Christian as his running mate, former Delta governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
During Sunday’s interview, the PDP chieftain compared his role as the PDP presidential candidate’s spokesman during the previous campaign to that of a salesman. He described his responsibility as promoting their product and highlighting its strengths while also downplaying the competition.
“As a spokesman, that was my duty. I exhibited what I believe to be the quality to the best of my knowledge,” Bwala said.
During the interview, he mentioned that Atiku was aware of his meeting with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa.
I let Atiku Abubakar know that I would be seeing the president. When I told Atiku that I had just seen the President, he responded, “Thanks Daniel for notifying me.”