What Tinubu told me during our meeting – Shekarau

Ganduje, Shekarau and Tinubu

One of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, Ibrahim Shekarau, has disclosed what another leader believed to be aspiring for presidency, Bola Tinubi, told him during their meeting.

Shekarau a former governor of Kano State and leader of G-7 faction of the the party in the state, said they did not discuss Tinubu’s aspiration.

Rather, he said, they discussed the feud in the APC in Kano.

He said during an interview with BBC Hausa:

“He called me on phone that he wanted to see me in Abuja, but that time I was in Kano, so we couldn’t see. He said we should meet in Lagos if possible and I told him I will whenever I visited Lagos and that was what happened.

“This is not something new between the two of us. We have had a lot of this type of meetings even during merger almost eight years ago and when we were governors.

“I told him it is not a fight between Shekarau and Governor Ganduje. It is rather an issue between the G-7 and leadership of the party in Kano. And our reason for that is party members are not given their right and freedom on anything related to the party.

“He told me that he heard from Governor Ganduje and he wanted to hear from me, so that we can get to know the faulty side. We sat and I briefed him on all that happened from the beginning up to the recent court judgment.

“There is nothing like supporting him. As I told you he requested me to see him. So both of us are leaders in the APC, and we have good relation. So with or without this crisis happening in Kano, we can meet and discuss issues of our great party.”