According to Vanguard, the governor of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal, is in a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
According to The Nation, Governor Tambuwal is a presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections.
Tambuwal’s meeting with Buhari on Tuesday, April 26 comes just days after northern PDP elders chose Bukola Saraki and Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed as consensus presidential candidates.
The meeting was also announced on Facebook by Buhari Sallau, a presidential media aide.
Meanwhile, Tambuwal had submitted his presidential nomination form at the party’s national secretariat, with a promise to lift the country if given the ticket and elected as president.
Speaking shortly after submitting his nomination and expression of interest forms, Tambuwal said he decided to submit his form and continue his quest to pick the ticket of the PDP because of the overwhelming support Nigerians have shown for his aspirations.
Represented by Dr. Nicholas Msheliza, the Sokoto governor said:
“Consensus is a good thing. It is healthy for the party. Our prayer and hope is that the consensus will go his way. So far he is the frontline aspirant.
“We are happy to state here that the support, encouragement while he consulted widely has been very overwhelming and for the fact that he is one presidential candidate that has traversed over the 360 federal constituencies of this country gives him an edge.
“He knows the demography and the geography of this country. He knows the problem of this country…”