After outburst, Tinubu pays face saving visit to Buhari in Daura


By Aminu Kutama

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, alongside three governors of the party, on Thursday night, met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state.

Tinubu’s visit to the president who is in the state for a two-day working visit comes in the wake of his outburst during the APC presidential rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Wednesday.

The APC standard bearer had said the naira redesign and lingering petrol scarcity were designed to frustrate his chances in the presidential election.

“Hide the petrol, hide the naira, we will still vote! We will win,” the former Lagos governor had said.

“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.”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had subsequently described Tinubu’s comments as an indirect criticism of the Buhari-led administration.

However, the APC presidential campaign council denied that former Lagos governor blamed the president for the situation — but only sought to warn him of saboteurs working for the PDP.

The governors who accompanied Tinubu for the “face-saving” visit to Buhari are Aminu Masari of Katsina, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, and Babagana Zulum of Borno.

Dikko Umaru Radda, the APC governorship candidate in Katsina, also joined the governors on the visit.

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