Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said he chose Kano State as the venue for his 12th colloquium and 69th birthday to prove to Nigerians that the Yoruba and Fulani people are united.
Tinubu, who is believed to be nursing a Presidential ambition, also made reference to the marriage between the daughter of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the son of the late former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, which took place in Kano in 2018.
He said this showed the unity between people of different ethnic groups.
Tinubu, therefore, faulted the agitation of secessionist groups.
“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.
“If we can encourage someone to go and spend a couple of days with my brother-in-law in Kano and demonstrate that he has not quarreled 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,” the APC chieftain said.
He added: “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.”