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Tinubu: Northerners trustworthy; our ‘yes’ is always ‘yes’, Masari says

Governor Aminu Masari says northerners’ commitment to the APC zoning arrangement ensured the emergence of President-elect Bola Tinubu.

• May 12, 2023
President Buhari, Ahmad Lawan
President Buhari, Ahmad Lawan

Governor Aminu Masari says northerners’ commitment to the APC zoning arrangement ensured the emergence of President-elect Bola Tinubu.

“Everybody knows that all the political parties believe in zoning, but some people in our party wanted to keep that aside, but we rejected their attempt,” said the governor.

According to Mr Masari, some opposition parties’ lack of respect for the zoning arrangement had led to crises.

“So, if we had done such, only God would know the situation in the country at the moment. Therefore, we had to stick to our promises,” Mr Masari pointed out. “That’s why the northerners then succeeded and earned respect for our people because once we said yes, it’s always yes.” 

The governor stated this on Thursday in Daura during a farewell visit to the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruq-Umar, despite reports indicating that APC national chairman Abdullahi Adamu and President Muhammadu Buhari were rooting for a northern presidential candidate.

He said the northern governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) supported Mr Tinubu to respect the party’s zoning formula.

”God had saved us from shame during the last general elections in the country where our party, the All Progressives Congress APC, recorded huge successes,” stated the Katsina governor.

Mr Masari added, “Anyone in this country with foresight should thank God again because had it been our party did not win the election, people may think that the federal government failed Nigerians.”

He explained that “whatever someone planned in this country, God has helped President Muhammad Buhari to defend his integrity because if we had failed in the election, he would be the first to be blamed.”

The Katsina governor also stressed that there were “attempts to tarnish the image of Buhari.”


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