The controversy trailing the alleged utterances of Bola Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), on the lingering fuel crisis and apprehension over the redesigning of the Nigeria’s currency may be far from being over.
Indication that the dust thrown up by Tinubu’s comments is yet to settle emerged on Friday as the APC presidential flag bearer, accompanied by three northern governors known for their closeness to President Muhammadu Buhari, met the President in his Daura Country home.
Those who accompanied Tinubu to Daura included Governor Aminu Bello Masari of the Katsina State, his Kebbi State counterpart, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, and Prof. Babagana Umar Zulum, Governor of Borno State.
Although it could not be confirmed, it was learnt that the governors implored Buhari to disregard the utterances and forgive the party’s presidential standard bearer.
Observers were optimistic that the parley was to further lay the ghost of the humiliation and anger that came in the aftermaths of the said utterances to rest.
This came on the heels of many stringent complaints against the comments at a campaign rally in one of the south west states which many have seen as undermining the ruling party and the presidency.
The high profile mission reportedly left Daura with a reassurance that none of the two happenings was by any means designed to pull the rug off the feet of Tinubu or the party.