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Asiwaju Tinubu Intervenes in Kano APC Dispute, Reaches Out to Governor Ganduje

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has stepped in to resolve the local political squabbles between Abdulmunin Jibrin and key stakeholders in his constituency.

Abdulmumin Jibrin had announced his decision to leave the APC for an undisclosed party on Saturday.

Jibrin did not give any reason for his decision to quit the APC, sources say this was related to the decision not to give him the party’s ticket to return to the house of representatives.

There had been a crisis of confidence between Jibrin and Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for some time over local political issues.

Jibrin had represented Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2019 before losing the rerun election to the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate in 2020.

Asiwaju Tinubu reportedly reached out to Governor Ganduje to reach a truce and ensure the unity withion the Kano State Chapter of the APC is not ruptured.

The source said Asiwaju Tinubu has already intervened on Jibrin’s behalf with Governor Ganduje and everything will be resolved.

“Jibrin is coming to see Asiwaju. Asiwaju has stepped in. Jibrin is having local issues with his constituency and Ganduje. Everything will be sorted,”

The embattled and suspended member of the House of Representatives representing Kiru/Bebeji constituency, Abdulmumin Jibrin, was expelled from his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday.

At an emergency media briefing held by the chairman of the party in Bebeji, Sani Kanti Ranka, along with other party executives from the area, it was revealed that Mr. Jibrin was expelled for several offenses, including allegations that he was trying to divide the party and sabotage the administration of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

According to Mr. Ranka, other alleged offenses include Mr. Jibrin’s role in bringing forth a parallel party leadership in all 14 wards at the Bebeji local government level. He also alleged that the embattled representative committed “misconduct” at the party’s national level, adding that he had called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“All the offenses go contrary to the set rules and regulations of the ruling party, APC. The party set up a committee to that effect before taking this decision. But unfortunately for him, whenever the committee invited him to hear his own side of the complaints sent to him, he always refused to come,” Mr. Ranka said.

The expulsion letter sent to Mr. Jibrin reads, “The committee has submitted its report to the party based on these offenses. And we are informing you officially that from today, June 15th 2017, you stand expelled from our great party, APC. This decision is reached for us to allow peace to reign in our party. So also for the local government, the state and the nation to prosper.”

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PUSH NEWS INTERNATIONAL : November 3rd, 2021

Its no longer news that there have been overwhelming support for the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for 2023. Several persons and institutions have not hidden their affection for the former Lagos State Governor to clinching the number one public office in Nigeria.

Amongst the latest entrants to publicly stand with Tinubu is the highly revered traditional ruler from a major commercial State of the Northern region of Nigeria, Alhaja Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano State, Nigeria.

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has expressed satisfaction on All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu’s leadership qualities and his brilliance in party politics and political strategy, noting that his foresight helped in positioning Lagos State among city of reference across the world.

While acknowledging the APC national leader’s contributions to task of nation building, the monarch said that the respected politician’s trajectory, particularly his developmental politics has been a point of reference to players in Nigeria’s political arena.

He explained that the former Lagos state Governor’s contribution to Nigeria’s development, especially his blueprint that led to development of Lagos and his efforts in the formation of APC which led to the party’s victory during the 2015 and 2019 presidential election stands him apart as personality to reckon with in Nigeria corridors of power.

Addressing politicians from the northern region who came to pay him homage and seek his support for Tinubu presidency ahead of 2023 presidential election, the traditional ruler noted that with principle of justice and fairness, Tinubu was deserving of any position in Nigeria, including the oval office.

The Emir who prayed for the visiting delegation, agreed with the principle of fairness which he claimed should ordinarily have no objections to the former governor’s scores of achievements and extraordinary devotion to nation building.

The monarch stated that the beauty of democracy was that it gives room for every Nigerians to vote and be voted for, adding that if a politician of Tinubu pedigree appear on the ballot papers, such development would give citizens the needed options to choose who to lead them based on achievements.

Earlier, the northern politicians, under the aegis of Arewa Organizations Movement for Asiwaju (AROMA), said that they were at the Kano Emirate to seek the monarch endorsement and blessing for Tinubu as race and politicking for 2023 presidential election intensifies.

The politicians who spoke through AROMA Convener, Hon. Kabiru Ahmed, said that the visit was part of grassroot mobilization for the APC national leaders across the northern region to facilitate smooth victory for him during the 2023 election.

Ahmed, who is also Lagos state’s Commissioner of Water Front, explained to the Emir that the purpose of the groups’ courtesy visit was to inform the monarch about his group’s conviction that the ideologies upheld by Tinubu has been widely accepted throughout the country, adding that such should spurred the needed support for him to succeed Buhari in 2023.

He remarked that the Emirate in Kano being the revered stool to all Northerners was entitled to have the information on first hand basis as a hallmark of respect for culture heritage. The event was underpinned by the notable personalities in attendance who had endorsed AROMA through the respective executive structures of the various groups in the 19 states.

Those present at the event include Comrade Abubakar Kuso – National Coordinator, Bola Tinubu Support Organization; Princess Aderemi F. Adebowale – The Convener of TIK 2023 and SA on Civic Engagement to Governor of Lagos State; Idris Aregbe – Organizing Youth Leader for APC Lagos State; Engr. Salisu Magaji – Kano State Coordinator of TSO and a host of other party stalwarts.

With this development the coast is now clear for more and more traditional rulers to show solidarity for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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