Daniel Bwala, a well-known member of the Peoples Democratic Party, has stated that he would be open to an appointment from Tinubu if it were awarded to him.
He stated that if an appointment would advance Tinubu's development programme, he would welcome it.
The lawyer and politician revealed this on Channels Television's Sunday Politics programme. The two met Tinubu at the presidential villa last week.
“If the president offers a position that I think will help advance his agenda, because I say I will support his agenda, I will appreciate that more than anything.
“But it is not the appointment I am looking for to support him. For eight years I supported Buhari, I was a civil servant. You have to distinguish between those who have no value and cringe and cry over an appointment, and those who believe that the value and what they will contribute has nothing to do with whether you are appointed or not,” he said . .
Given that Bwala had previously served as spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, which supported Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 elections, there was widespread criticism last week over his choice to back Tinubu.
After Kashim Shettima, the former Governor of Borno, was selected by Tinubu as his running mate, Bwala, a former member of the APC, left the party.
Despite being a Muslim himself, he criticized Tinubu for choosing a Muslim running mate. He then joined the PDP campaign and supported Atiku who chose former Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, a Christian, as his running partner.
The PDP leader likened his position as the party's spokesperson during the previous campaign to that of a salesman in the interview on Sunday. He stated that his job was to denigrate the competitors and promote their product, emphasizing its advantages.
“As spokesperson, that was my duty. To the best of my knowledge, I have shown the quality that I think,” Bwala said.
He noted in the interview that the meeting with Tinubu at the presidential villa was known to Atiku
“I informed Atiku Abubakar that I would meet the President. After seeing the President, I told him (Atiku) that I had just seen the President and he replied to me, “Thank you Daniel for informing me,” he said.