One day after hosting Abdulaziz Yari, the Governor of Zamfara State, President Muhammadu Buhari, held a meeting with Mamman Daura, his cousin, and Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Saudi Arabia, where he is performing the lesser hajj.
Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto; Isa Dodo, the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Ismaila Isa, an Associate of the President; Wale Tinubu, the Chief Executive Officer of Oando PLC; Najib Adamu, the Emir of Kazaure; Hakeem Fahm, the Commissioner of Science and Technology of Lagos State; were all in attendance.
According to Garba Shehu, the Presidential Spokesman, Abubakar led prayers for Buhari’s second term in Office, and for the nation to overcome the current challenges.
The Monarch was said to have pledged support for Buhari’s administration.
Speaking after the meeting, Tinubu called on Nigerians to support the President, in ensuring peace and stability in Nigeria.
He said that Buhari has worked hard and will continue to do so.
“The President worked hard, and will continue to do so, to ensure peace and stability in the country, which are important for the economy to make progress. These are the key pegs of his agenda. Let us all come together to support him”, Tinubu was quoted to have said.
He also took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which accused the President and the APC, of using Facebook as a platform to weaken the growth of Nigeria.
Tinubu said that the PDP is reputed for “saucy statements”, urging Nigerians not to be angry with the opposition party, but assist them to overcome their “colossal defeat” in the 2019 elections.
“Do not blame them. They are handicapped by the traumatic feelings of the colossal loss of the election. You should help them to manage the trauma”, he said.
Buhari, who left the country on Thursday, to perform umrah (lesser hajj), in Saudi Arabia, is expected back in Nigeria, on Tuesday.