Buhari to chair Tinubu’s 69th birthday colloquium

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President Muhammadu Buhari will chair the colloquium to celebrate the 69th birthday of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

The announcement is coming amid speculation that the initial rosy relationship between the duo has turned sour.

The former Lagos State governor has been said to be interested in contesting the 2023 presidential election, even though he has never admitted it publicly.

Tinubu’s purported ambition is believed to have pitted him against some Northern politicians who are also interested in the highest political office in the country.

Some of these politicians are said to be bent on scuttling Tinubu’s dream.

Two eminent Nigerians recently said Buhari would not hand the reins of power to Tinubu despite their seeming intimacy.

Former Governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido and the leader of pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Banjo are the two Nigerians.

In an interview with Punch two days ago the nonagerian leader of the Yoruba group, said,”,I have said it openly before and I would say it again that Buhari is deceiving Tinubu and Tinubu is deceiving Buhari. I’m an old man and I’m a funeral candidate already, so quote me. If Tinubu contests the primary in APC today, he will fail.

“People talk about an agreement between them, but Buhari is deceiving him and he (Buhari) has an agenda of his own,” the new Afenifere leader had added.

But despite these speculations and insinuations, the organiser of the colloquium to mark the former Lagos State Governor’s birthday has settled on Buhari as chair of the event.

The event, which will be presided over virtually by Buhari, is being organised by the office of the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo .
The theme of the colloquium is, ‘Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity’.

The event, the 12th in the series of the Bola Tinubu Colloquium, will hold virtually on Monday, March 29, 2021.