2023 Elections: Buhari-Tinubu Rift? After Abeokuta Outburst, Jagaban Makes Smart Move
- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is said to have visited President Muhammadu Buhari in his home state, Katsina, on Thursday, January 26
- The APC's presidential candidate is to have been accompanied by some notable governors of the ruling party
- This meeting, described as a face-saving move on Tinubu's part, came after his outburst in a recent presidential campaign rally in Ogun state capital, Abeokuta
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Katsina - There are claims that during Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's presidential campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, he accused the Buhari-led administration is planning to work against his bid for the presidency.
The conclusion stems from the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential candidate's outburst at the Abeokuta rally not even fuel scarcity nor the new naira policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) can stop him from winning the February 25 election, The Cable reports
During the rally, Tinubu was heard saying:
“Hide the petrol, hide the naira, we will still vote! We will win.
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“Even if you change the ink on naira notes, what you want will not happen. We will win. That umbrella party will lose. We will take this government from them — saboteurs that are dragging power with us.”
Following this, Tinubu is said to have devised a way to save his face with Buhari by paying the president a visit in Katsina in the company of some APC governors on Thursday, January 26.
Three governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday night, accompanied Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state.
Among those who joined Tinubu in what has been called a face-saving visit to Buhari are Aminu Masari of Katsina, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, Babagana Zulum of Borno, and Dikko Umaru Radda, the APC governorship candidate in Katsina.
Buhari meets Tinubu, reveals why he has not been on APC presidential candidate's campaign trail
Buhari on Wednesday, December 21, received the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in State House.
Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng.
While Adesina did not disclose what was discussed during the visit, another statement by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu gave an insight into what might have transpired at the closed-door meeting.