The presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has reportedly held a close-door meeting with Nigeria’s President-elect Bola Tinubu.
It was gathered that Tinubu and Kwankwaso met in Paris, the capital of France, on Monday for four hours.
The meeting between Tinubu and Kwankwaso started at 12.30 pm and ended at 4.45 pm, insiders told TheCable.
Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of reps and presumptive chief of staff to the President-elect, attended the meeting while Abdulmumin Jibrin, an NNPP rep-elect and former leader of a Tinubu campaign organization, accompanied Kwankwaso.
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Oluremi Tinubu, Senator and wife of President-elect received Kwankwaso’s wife, Salamatu.
Recall that at the Presidential elections, Kwankwaso, the NNPP presidential candidate won only in Kano State.
The President-elect and his guests were reported to have resolved to hold subsequent meetings as they could not conclude on Monday.
The politicians discussed the potential involvement of Kwankwaso in the incoming administration as Tinubu plans to form a “government of national unity”.
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They reportedly discussed issues around the election of the legislative leaders ahead of the 13 June inauguration of the 10th national assembly.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned the two top positions in both chambers but some of its members are kicking against the formula and threatening to go into an alliance with the opposition to torpedo the arrangement.
Tinubu’s representatives have also been meeting with key figures in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), TheCable confirmed.