2023 ELECTION: Tinubu-branded Rice Floods Kano State,As Talks Of Tinubu’s Alleged Presidential Ambition Intensifies [PHOTOS]
Activities against the 2023 presidential election may have started in earnest from the Bola Ahmed TInubu camp as bags of rice carrying he name and picture of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, were spotted being distributed to Kano residents.
In several photos and videos making the rounds, residents were seen with bags of rice with the inscription ‘JAGABA – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’.
An Instagram username @mansurah_isah of Today’s Life Foundation uploaded pictures of the event with a caption appreciating Tinubu’s foundation for the food items.
The development comes amid claims that Tinubu is nursing presidential ambition ahead of 2023 although he has not publicly confirmed it.
The action further stretches what many believed to be calculated steps taken by the former governor to get the support of the North.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had last month celebrated his 69th birthday in Kano State.
The decision had generated various comments but Tinubu claimed the move was to prove that Nigeria is one.
In December 2020, he met with some scholars who threw their weight behind his “2023 presidential ambition”.
Tinubu had also been to Kaduna and Katsina states, which are among the states with the largest voting populations in the country.
He had also recently donated the sum of N50 million to victims of a recent fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market in Katsina State.
This was even as he paid sympathy visits to traders and other victims of the fire outbreak in company with the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari.
Recall that last week, Tinubu was in the news for committing a blunder when he referred to the wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as ‘the wife of the President’.
Tinubu was speaking at the launch of Aisha Buhari’s biography titled, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being different’ when he made the supposed blunder.
Tinubu was the chairman of the event, held at the Banquet Hall, presidential villa, Abuja.
In a video, while acknowledging dignitaries in the audience, Tinubu said: “Your excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, ably represented by the chief of staff; his excellency the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo; her excellency first lady, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari; your excellency, wife of the president, Dolapo Osinbajo.”
After the blunder, Tinubu paused for a couple of seconds before resuming his remarks. This is the second of such slips from the former Lagos governor in the past two weeks.
On March 29, Tinubu said 50 million youths should be drafted into the army to avert a situation where they will be lured by bandits. He made the comment while speaking at the colloquium to mark his 69th birthday in Kano.
Tinubu released a statement acknowledging his error, noting that he meant 50,000 — and not 50 million youths.
Meanwhile, at the book launch, Mrs. Aisha Buhari reportedly made N155 million.
The book, written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Office of the First Lady, Dr Hajo Sani, was launched at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja.
The event was jointly organised by the Office of the First Lady of Nigeria and the Women and National Development (WAND).
Tinubu bought copies of the book worth N20 million while Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu bought copies for N30 million and N25 million, respectively.
Mrs Folorunso Alakija and Chief Kessington Adebutu bought copies for N10 million each while representatives of Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi and Captain Idahosa Okunbo donated N20 million each.
Mrs Bola Shagaya and the representatives of Arthur Eze donated N10 million each.
The chairman Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, and Deputy Senate President, Mr Ovie Omo-Agege pledged an undsclosed amount of money for copies of the book.