Tinubu flags-off reconciliation tour in Sokoto, meets Tambuwal, Wamakko

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Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu flanked by the Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (right) and Senator Aliyu Wamakko (left) shortly after a closed-door meeting at Sokoto state on Saturday.

The National Leader and Head of the Presidential Reconcilition Committee of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Saturday visited Sokoto, where he met with Governor Aminu Tambuwal and his predecessor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.

Mr Tinubu, accompanied by APC chieftain idi Farouk, held a two-hour closed-door meeting with his hosts at both the Government House and Mr Wamakko’s residence.

The meeting was later expanded to include Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu and National Vice Chairman of APC (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir.

Speaking briefly to reporters after the meeting, Mr Tinubu said he was in Sokoto for a family meeting.

“Family members meet regularly to talk to each other and I’m here for that purpose.

“We had a family talk, in talk of today, tomorrow and the future of our country and our ruling APC,” he said.

Mr Tinubu was recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to reconcile the various warring parties within the APC as well as a way of confidence building efforts of the party.

Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state is the leader of the party.

The president took the decision as part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the party.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the assignment will involve resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states of the Federation.

The Tinubu committee is also expected to reconcile other APC crises in Zamfara, Oyo, Kogi and other states of the federation.