12th Colloquium: Why I Chose Kano For My Birthday – Tinubu Explains

The All Progressives Congress {APC} National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has explained why he chose Kano State to host his 69th birthday and the 12th Colloquium saying he picked Kano to prove that Nigeria is one and Yoruba and Fulani people are one and united. Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The former Lagos State Governor, Tinubu chaired the Arewa National yearly conference in Kano and stayed back to host his 12th colloquium in the state after going on a tour of the state meet the Emir of Kano. Tinubu who in his speech made a reference of the marriage of the daughter of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to the son of the late ex-Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, which took place in Kano in 2018.
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He said this showed the unity between people of different ethnic groups. Tinubu, therefore, faulted secessionists groups’ agitations.

The APC leader said, “Why are we in Kano? It is to demonstrate to Nigerians at this critical time. It is because there is a Fulani man, a herder man who gave his daughter to a farmer, Yoruba man. And that Fulani, that Yoruba (sic), and some people are agitating wrongly.

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“If we can encourage support to go and spend a couple of days with my brother an in-law in Kano and demonstrate that he has not quarrelled with me, he has not seceded from Nigeria, I didn’t need a passport or visa to get to Kano, maybe others will have peace of conscience, live in peace and harmony and be loving to one another. That is what Ganduje and I are showing to Nigerians and that is the purpose of this colloquium end of story.”

Tinubu further said, “All of you here should thank Ganduje for what we have been able to show Nigerians together. That a Fulani man and a Yoruba man can show the entire nation that in harmony, we can show Nigerians that perseverance creates understanding. It is a common blood that flows through our veins.”

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