The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje have paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.
This happened despite the strong opposition to celebrate his birthday in the state by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF).
The group had urged Governor Ganduje not to host Tinubu’s birthday in the state.
Tinubu who is alleged to be eyeing the 2023 presidency is expected to meet with the Northern Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria today Monday.
Tinubu was accompanied to the Emir’s palace by long-time friend and political associate, Chief Bisi Akande.
Speaking on Sunday at the Emir’s palace, Tinubu noted that only unity and prosperity would save Nigeria from these trying times.
He said: “Nigeria is at critical stage of its life and the only thing that would make it survive is unity and understanding, therefore, Lagos and Kano, which have come through these over time, must show the way.”
“Peace and development would be eluded if the nation continues the way it is going, therefore unity and tranquility must be the hope that could be ridden on.
“One can see that today I, Bola Tinubu, is sitting side by side with Governor Ganduje and this is a clear testimony that people regardless of their tribes and religions could come together and make a change.”
Responding, the Emir of Kano praised Tinubu for choosing Kano to celebrate his 69th birthday anniversary, saying this alone is a testimony to the unity and love he has for Nigeria.