The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje would soon meet over internal crisis rocking the ruling party in Kano State.

Tinubu had on Sunday met with Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, whose camp has been having a running battle with Ganduje over the control of the party structures in the state.

The congresses conducted by the APC have triggered crisis in 13 states which Tinubu is making efforts to control.

The meeting between Tinubu and Shekarau had raised dust in Kano, regarded as the votes’ bank of the ruling party.

Political observers have opined that if Ganduje is not allowed to control the APC in Kano state, the party’s fortunes would certain diminish in view of the large followership and war chest the governor can boast of.

The congresses had polarised APC in the state into two with the governor’s camp being chaired by Abdullahi Abbas while Shekarau’s faction has Ahmadu Haruna Danzago as chairman.

The camp loyal to Governor Ganduje led by Abbas had denied sponsoring the attacks.

Tinubu had last month visited an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, in Kano, where he sought for the northern leader’s support towards the actualisation of his presidential ambition. Previously, clerics in Kano State had endorsed Tinubu’s presidential ambition.

The Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, had earlier told reporters who inquired from him that Governor Ganduje was also invited by the national leader of the party for the peace parley.

The commissioner was quoted in an earlier report to have said that- “Tinubu invited the two groups, both Malam Shekarau and Kano State governor to the reconciliation meeting. Asiwaju decided to hear from Malam first and subsequently hear from the governor and if there is any reason for reconciliation, then they take it from there.

“If you look at it politically and historically, there is always a contest or struggle for power after a second term. It happens during Shekarau and Kwankwaso.

“But at the end of the day, whether they are reconciled or not, the election will be conducted and Allah decides whoever emerges as governor, senator and what have you.”

 

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