Ganduje shuns warning by Arewa youths as Tinubu arrives Kano for birthday


The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has arrived in Kano for his much-publicised birthday celebration, despite strong opposition by groups in the state.

It was reported that the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) had warned Governor Ganduje not to host Tinubu in the government house.

The forum described alleged plans to use the Kano government house as a venue for the party as “an insult on the symbol of the people.

However, Ganduje who didn’t seem perturbed by the warning on Sunday accompanied the APC National Leader to the palace of the Emir of Kano, to pay homage.

Speaking at the palace of the Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, Tinubu affirmed that the country was going through difficult moments.

He said unity and understanding was the only way to salvage the situation in the country.

“Nigeria is at a critical stage of its life and the only thing that would make it survive is unity and understanding, therefore, Lagos and Kano, which have come through these over time, must show the way.

“Peace and development would be eluded if the nation continues the way it is going, therefore unity and tranquillity must be the hopes that could be ridden on.

“One can see that today I, Bola Tinubu, is sitting side by side with Governor Ganduje and this is a clear testimony that people regardless of their tribes and religions could come together and make a change,” he said.

Speaking also, the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, lauded Tinubu for choosing Kano to celebrate his 69th birthday anniversary, adding that this alone is a testimony to the unity and love he has for Nigeria.