…donates to traders at burnt market
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola, on Wednesday, visited the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, in his palace in connection with his alleged rift with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC national leader, during his visit to the monarch, was in company with Katsina State Governor Bello Masari and other party stalwarts.
Details of Tinubu’s meeting with the Katsina Emir were not made available as of press time.
But it was learnt that Tinubu’s meeting with the Emir of Buhari’s home state was not unconnected with the alleged reported rift between the APC national leader and the President.
After his visit to the Emir, Tinubu also paid a sympathy visit to the Katsina Central Market, where over 100 shops were razed in last Monday’s inferno.
Tinubu commiserated with the traders at the market and donated an unspecified amount of money.
Tinubu’s visit to the state came hours after reports surfaced in the media about alleged rift between the APC national leader and President Muhammadu Buhari, who is an indigene of Katsina.
There had been reports about an alleged feud between the Buhari and Tinubu camps, resulting in the two leaders not seeing not meeting for some months now, making it impossible for them to have discussions on issues affecting the country and the ruling party.
Although Tinubu has yet to make any public declaration of his interest in the nation’s Presidency, strong indications have emerged that he’s secretly strategising to succeed Buhari in 2023.
Presidency sources hinted that strenuous efforts had been on to convince Buhari to back a candidate that would protect his interest after the expiration of his tenure in 2023.
The Presidency source, who pleaded anonymity, however, further said the feeling at Aso Rock Villa was that a Tinubu presidency is not likely to give Buhari the needed protection after his tenure as Nigeria’s president lapsed in 2023.
Another highly placed member of the government, who also pleaded not to be identified, also hinted that President Buhari had no interest in Tinubu succeeding him in 2023, as he lacked “confidence” in his candidature.