The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (Mr. Bola Tinubu and three governors of the party on Thursday night met withPresident Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State.
The president was in the state for a two-day working trip.
Tinubu’s visit came in the wake of his outburst during the APC presidential rally in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Wednesday wherein he 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 said the former Lagos governor did not blame the president for the situation — but only sought to warn him of saboteurs working for the PDP.
TheCable reported that the governors who accompanied Tinubu for the “face-saving” visit to Buhari were Messrs Aminu Masari of Katsina, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, and Babagana Zulum of Borno.
The APC governorship candidate in Katsina, Mr. Dikko Radda, also joined the governors on the visit.
The outcome of the meeting could not be ascertained
In June 2022, Tinubu had a famous outburst — also in Abeokuta — where he narrated how he helped Buhari to become president while saying it is now his turn to take power.