As part of his plans for a possible second term in 2027, President Bola Tinubu has reportedly begun efforts to mend fences with Abdullahi Ganduje, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the national leader of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), according to trustworthy sources. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
According to Daily Trust, it was reported that multiple sources confirmed that President Tinubu communicated his intention to both leaders separately and has given them time to inform their stakeholders. A later meeting is planned to finalize the reconciliation process.
It was reported that President Tinubu held a meeting with Ganduje and select APC stakeholders from Kano State last Thursday. He also met with Kwankwaso on Sunday, with plans to personally chair a reconciliation meeting where both former governors of Kano State are expected to bring two persons each.
Sources close to Ganduje confirmed that the president asked him to meet with APC stakeholders in Kano on Thursday to initiate the process of solidifying unity among them.
The move aims to address concerns within the Kano APC chapter regarding Tinubu’s perceived lack of support for a favorable Supreme Court ruling in the state’s gubernatorial election on March 28, 2023.
More information made it known Alhassan Ado Doguwa, who happens to be the Chairman of the Northern Caucus of the House of Representatives, representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency from Kano State, confirmed his attendance at the meeting last Thursday with the president. While he was expressing his non-oppositional stance toward the reconciliation efforts, he hoped that the initiatives would achieve the intended objectives.
He said, “I was part of the meeting with Mr. President and Mr. President was simply suggesting that as one people from the same state (Kano), he recalled meeting all of us in the same group before the 2015 general elections, and that it will not be bad for us to come back together under one party. It was a suggestion, not a marching order. But when a leader suggests something, it’s as good and effective as an order.
“I don’t think I can oppose the reconciliation as a Muslim and with my knowledge of politics. We will be glad if reconciliation can be forged to push the state and party to greater heights. But I hope such reconciliation will be based on genuine intentions so that at the end, none of us will be taken for granted.”
Doguwa added that what would augur well for all is for the terms to be accepted by all parties, and for there to be certain guidelines to be observed by those coming in and those already in the party. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>