2023: “Why I cannot disown Tinubu” – Emir of Katsina

The Emir of Katsina, Dr. AbdulMuminin Kabir Usman, has said there was no way he could disown the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in his bid to win the presidential election in 2023, in the event that he needed his support, considering their long-lasting relationship.

The monarch stated this in his palace in Katsina, when he received members of the ‘Arewa Organisations Movement for Asiwaju’, led by Senator Abu Ibrahim, expressing that Tinubu has assisted him in the past.

He stated that he will support the former Lagos State governor, and further promised to look into the political aspiration of the Asiwaju, with the view to contributing, advising and correcting where necessary.

According to the Emir, “I knew Tinubu when he was governor while I was district head and he has assisted me in many ways. Now that I am on the throne, he is contesting for president, tell me why I should disown him.

“So, this man that you brought, Tinubu, is at home here; he is a son of the soil and he has done a lot for me. I was in Lagos some three weeks ago, the first since 1967 and I have seen how Lagos is transformed, which made me conclude that all the country’s wealth is in Lagos”, he added.

He maintained that with the security challenges raging, particularly in the northern part of the country, which he said was man-made, there was the need to elect somebody with the ability to return normalcy, and that it must be done with all sincerity.

The Emir said Nigeria is the only country Nigerians have, and therefore urged them to avoid myopic sentiments and work together for peace and socio-economic activities to thrive in the country.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, told the emir that if supported, Tinubu has the wherewithal of addressing the challenges of the country. He said the delegation was at the emir’s palace to solicit his blessings, support and advice on the actualisation of the dream.

The delegation was earlier at the Katsina Government House, where they met the State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, on the same mission.

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