Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that the All Progressives Congress Presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, is not an experimental president given his dexterity and strong rooting in politics and administration in the Nigerian project.
The governor made the assertion at the Governor’s Lodge, Aminu Kano House, Abuja, when he received an award presented to him by the National Coalition of Tinubu Support Groups Worldwide, the national directorate, comprising Nigeria, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates chapters, for his leading role in Tinubu’s victory at the party’s primary election.
This is contained in a statement by the Kano State Commissioner for Information, Mohammad Garba, a copy of which was made available to The PUNCH in Kano on Saturday.
He said, given his outstanding performance as Lagos State Governor where he formed a formidable team made up of people from different parts of the country that transformed the state to the strongest economy in the sub-region, Asiwaju’s presidency could best manage our diversity.
Ganduje pointed out that Asiwaju’s emergence at the primary election gave hope and encouragement that the party was set to win the 2023 election.
The governor also thanked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for creating the enabling environment for the conduct of the primary; the APC and its governors as well as other aspirants who had expressed readiness to work with Asiwaju for the victory of the party.
He expressed appreciation for the recognition by the coalition and promised to work harder for the success of Asiwaju’s presidential candidature.
Earlier, the Convener and Global Director-General of the coalition, Dr. Doyin Johnson, had said the award was presented to Governor Ganduje as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for the strategic role he played in the actualisation of Asiwaju presidency.
He charged the governor to continue to use his intellectual capacity and strong mobilisation prowess to ensure the success of the APC presidential candidate at the polls.
Also speaking, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, who was part of the delegation, urged the governor, whom he described as a man of honour, to further map out strategies for winning the secondary election come 2023.