In a recent development, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, a Representative-elect, has revealed that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had given his consent to the meeting between President-elect Bola Tinubu and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso in France.
The meeting, which lasted for four hours, had caused some controversy and raised concerns from Governor Ganduje.
Previously, Governor Ganduje had expressed reservations about the meeting, suggesting that Tinubu was seeking an alternative in Kwankwaso, who was once his benefactor.
In a leaked audio conversation with Ibrahim Masari, the former Vice-Presidential Placeholder of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ganduje had voiced his discontent, stating that Tinubu should have consulted or invited him to the meeting.
However, in a chat with Daily Trust, Jibrin, who was present at the meeting in France, Governor Ganduje confirmed to him that Tinubu had indeed consulted him prior to the meeting.
Jibrin stated, “Governor Ganduje was consulted. And he himself confirmed this to me, told me in clear words that the President-elect invited him and told him that he is planning a meeting with Kwankwaso and asked if Ganduje had any objections to it, and Ganduje told me that he told the President-elect that he has no objection.”
Jibrin emphasized that it was unfair for Governor Ganduje to portray the President-elect in a negative light before the public, especially when Ganduje himself knew that Tinubu had consulted him beforehand.
Jibrin added, “It is very, very unfair to the President-elect, and I do not believe that Mr. President will abandon anyone who supported him… but again, what is paramount is national unity, cohesion, and development.”