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2019 Presidency: Tinubu Visits Tambuwal, Wamakko In Sokoto



In continuation of his recent assignment by the presidency to reconcile all party members ahead of 2019, the national leader and Head of the Presidential Reconcilition Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu visited Sokoto yesterday where he met with Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his predecessor, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.

Though, sources closed to Bola Tinubu admitted that, they are aware of the mutual relationship that exists between Tambuwal and his predecessor, however, the decision to visit both leaders was to tap from their experience on how to sustain and nourish political relationship devoid of acrimony. Tinubu who was accompanied by APC chieftain, Alhaji idi Farouk, held a 2 hour closed door meeting with his hosts at both the Government House and at Senator Wamakko’s residence in Gawun Nama Area of the state capital.

The meeting was later expanded to include Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu and National Vice Chairman of APC (North West), Malam Inuwa Abdulkadir. The APC national leader, in his ususal characteristic only affirmed to journalists that, he was in Sokoto for a family meeting with his people. “Family members meet regularly to talk to each other and I’m here for that purpose,” he stated.

LEADERSHIP Sunday however learnt from a closed source that, Tinubu’s visit might not be unconnected to the alleged second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. The source affirmed that, the APC has seen how important Sokoto state is in deciding the political fortune of Nigeria, hence the need to consult, particularly, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko who holds the key to Sokoto’s political direction.


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