A former governor of Kano State and leader of G-7 faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, has revealed what the discussion with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the APC, was about.
Daily Trust had reported how Shekarau, the senator representing Kano Central, visited Tinubu at his Lagos residence, on Sunday.
In an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Tuesday, Shekarau revealed that it was Tinubu that requested to see him, and he went there after consulting members of the G-7.
On what they actually discussed, Shekarau said Tinubu wanted to confirm whether there is any grudge between him and Ganduje.
“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.
On whether they discussed anything that has to do with supporting Tinubu on his presidential ambition, Shekarau said “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.”
“He listened to them and he listened to our side, so whatever remains is left for him. If he will offer an advice to them or to the party is all well with us,” he added.
Speaking further on whether the G-7 is diving for Tinubu’s support ahead of the coming of swearing in of the elected party leaders, Shekarau said no, and that they are not even aware of any decision by the party to swear in the leaders.
“I didn’t go there to seek for any support and I’m not even aware that the National leadership of party’s decision to swear in the new state leaders.
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“During our discussion with them, it was even Governor Ganduje that advised the issue of party leadership should be put aside until the court makes the final judgment. And we too agreed with that, even the committee members agreed with that.”