- Governor Ganduje has showcased his love for Bola Tinubu
- The governor led the APC national leader to meet the emir of Kano
- Recall that some people have told Ganduje not to host the birthday celebration in the state
Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has visited emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, to pay homage to him.
The former Lagos state governor is in the state to celebrate his birthday despite protest in some quarters.
Specifically, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) asked Governor Abdullahi Ganduje not to host Tinubu’s birthday in the state, Daily Trust reports.
Tinubu while speaking at the palace called for unity. According to him, the only hope for the country is for people to come together regardless of tribe or religion.
“Nigeria is at critical stage of its life and the only thing that would make it survive is unity and understanding, therefore, Lagos and Kano, which have come through these over time, must show the way.”
“Peace and development would be eluded if the nation continues the way it is going, therefore unity and tranquility must be the hope that could be ridden on.
“One can see that today I, Bola Tinubu, is sitting side by side with Governor Ganduje and this is a clear testimony that people regardless of their tribes and religions could come together and make a change.”
In another report, Legit.ng had reported that Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan says he personally sees Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a formidable opponent in the 2023 presidential race.
The former presidential aide stated this on Sunday, March 28, in reaction to the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader's fall at the Arewa Lecture held in Kaduna state.
Okupe in a series of tweets sighted by Legit.ng said that from his observation of the viral clip, what happened to Tinubu was neither a fall nor a slump because these English words cannot be used to describe what was seen on the video.
Also, serving speakers and their predecessors from the northwest zone of Nigeria have declared their support for Tinubu as the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Their declarations and promises are coming some weeks after a similar endorsement of Tinubu was carried out by their colleagues in the southwestern zone of Nigeria.
At a meeting held in Kano for the states in the northwestern zone on Friday, March 26, the lawmakers declared that Tinubu remains the right person for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at this time.
Meanwhile, the presidency has dismissed the rumour making the round that there is a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and Tinubu.
According to Garba Shehu, media aide to the president, the fact that Tinubu is not around the Presidential Villa every day does not make him less of a friend to the president and the administration.