The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state.
The president is in the north central state for a two-day working trip.
Tinubu was accompanied by APC governors in what appeared to be a ‘face-saving’ visit to atone for his outburst in Abeokuta, which many have said is a direct attack on Buhari.
Tinubu’s visit to Buhari on Thursday night came less than 48 hours after his shocking harangue during the APC presidential rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Wednesday.
The APC standard bearer had said the naira redesign and lingering petrol scarcity were targeted at him and specifically designed to scuttle his presidential ambition.
“Hide the petrol, hide the naira, we will still vote! We will win,” the former Lagos governor had said.
“Even if you change the ink on naira notes, what you want will not happen. We will win. That umbrella party will lose. We will take this government from them — saboteurs that are dragging power with us.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had subsequently described Tinubu’s comments as an indirect criticism of the Buhari-led administration.
However, the APC presidential campaign council said the former Lagos governor did not blame the president for the situation — but only sought to warn him of saboteurs working for the PDP.
The governors who accompanied Tinubu for the “face-saving” visit to Buhari are Aminu Masari of Katsina, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, and Babagana Zulum of Borno.
Dikko Umaru Radda, the APC governorship candidate in Katsina, also joined the governors on the visit.
In June 2022, Tinubu had a famous outburst — also in Abeokuta — where he narrated how he helped Buhari to become president while saying it is now his turn to take power.