The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar Farouk, has stated that he was instrumental to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 general elections.
The Emir made the comment when he received the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Dr Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, who led the newly constituted party executives on a homage to the Emir’s palace in Daura on Monday.
He said he had foreseen the competence and good intentions of Tinubu and actively mobilised support for him at a time when other politicians were fighting his bid to succeed Muhammadu Buhari as president.
“I called Bola Ahmed Tinubu and summoned a key figure within Buhari’s kitchen cabinet and asked him to support Tinubu and work with other key party leaders to ensure his victory at the primary and general elections.
“After he emerged at the primary election, I continued to mobilise support for him because I had faith in his capacity to deliver the Nigeria of our dreams.”
While congratulating Ganduje for his emergence as APC national chair, the Emir prayed for the party under his leadership to deliver on its campaign promises to Nigerians.
He also called for sustained prayers from Nigerians for the government at all levels to overcome the security and economic challenges Nigerians face.