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I was Instrumental to Tunubu’s Victory during Presidential Election – influential Emir reveals

I was Instrumental to Tunubu’s Victory during Presidential Election – influential Emir reveals

The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar Farouk has claimed to be instrumental to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 general elections.

The Emir stated this when he received the APC National Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who led the newly constituted party executives on a homage to the Emir’s palace in Daura on Monday.

He said he had foreseen the competence and good intentions of Tinubu and actively mobilized support for him at a time when other politicians were fighting his bid to succeed Muhammadu Buhari as President.

“I called Bola Ahmed Tinubu and summoned a key figure within Buhari’s kitchen cabinet and asked him to support Tinubu and work with other key party leaders to ensure his victory at the primary and general elections”.


“After he emerged at the primary election I continued to mobilize support for him because I had faith in his capacity to deliver the Nigeria of our dreams”.

While congratulating Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his emergence as APC National Chairman, the Emir prayed for the party under his leadership to succeed in delivering on its campaign promises to the people at all levels.

He also called for sustained prayers from Nigerians for government at all levels to succeed in overcoming the security and economic challenges being faced by Nigerians.

Meanwhile, Ganduje had earlier paid a visit to former President, Muhammadu Buhari, at his country home in Daura where his team was received by the President and some of his aides.

Ganduje, speaking to newsmen after the meeting, said the was meant to introduce the newly reconstituted National Working Committee members of the party to the former President, seek his blessings and advice.

“We are here mainly to introduce the newly reconstituted National Working Committee members of our party to the former President, to pay homage to him, to thank him for what he did to this country during his eight years as President and to congratulate him on the occasion of Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary.

Also commenting to some victories recorded at the tribunals, the APC National Chairman who expressed his satisfaction with the development, said “We are happy over the party’s victory at the tribunals”.

However, Ganduje maintained that, “the victories are not enough, we have three up-coming elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo States, God willing we will also win these three elections”.

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