Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has congratulated Bola Tinubu on his emergence as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flag-bearer.
Mr Ganduje, in a statement by his media aide, Abba Anwar, said Mr Tinubu’s victory showed his acceptability in the north.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s landslide victory in the just-concluded presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) shows his high degree of acceptability in the north as a bridge-builder,” he said.
The governor described the entire process as peaceful and thanked all those who participated in promoting the democratic process.
Mr Ganduje expressed optimism that the election would strengthen APC as the 2023 general elections drew nearer.
He praised northern governors for their unanimous decision to shift power to the south and President Muhammadu Buhari’s acceptance of their proposal.
“This patriotic decision will further cement all parts of the country.
“President Buhari’s role in making sure that democratic principles are safeguarded in the process is highly commendable and exemplary,” he said.
Mr Ganduje called on all aspirants who lost in the primary election to support the winner in the party’s interest and the nation at large.