President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has told governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, that there was no cause for them to fear whether they were reelected or not.
The former Lagos State Governor, who spoke with full confidence, gave this assurance when the governors paid a courtesy visit at his Abuja residence on Thursday, April 27 upon his return from France.
He further appealed to the party stalwarts and the lawmakers to speak with one voice on the election of the principal officers of the 10th National Assembly.
“We thank God Almighty for our electoral victory. It was tough and turbulent.
“The challenge before us is working in unison with the party leadership and the National Assembly over the election of their principal officers. And I charge you to unite in spirit and faith and work in line with the party,” he said.
Tinubu furthered that, “Once we know what we are doing and communicating as elected leaders and loyal party men, we will conquer the challenge.”
He emphasised that the Nigerian populace gave them the mandate to serve humanity with fairness and justice.
Speaking with evident emotion, he appreciated the Almighty God that he, “the first Muslim minority from the South-West got the blessing of Allah to be elected president.”
While disregarding negative narratives about his state of wellness, the former lawmaker revealed that, “all speculation has been perished and their purveyors brought to shame.”
The Chairman of the Progressive Governors who is also the governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, led the delegate to Tinubu’s residence.
Some the party top guns present at the meeting included: Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima and Governors Simon Lalong (Plateau), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina), Hope Uzodinnma (Imo), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Babajide Sanwo-olu (Lagos), Ben Ayade (Cross Rivers), Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq (Kwara), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti).
Others were the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Kelechi Igwe and APC governorship candidate in Kano State, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.