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Northern Consensus Drive Failed, Therefore, I’m Not Part of Any Agreement. – Says Tambuwal

By TMS Politics

Sokoto State governor and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal has rejected the outcome of the just concluded Northern consensus arrangement of the party, saying that he is not part of the agreement reached.

Tambuwal made this known in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @AWTambuw on Saturday morning, few hours after the Northern leaders shortlisted Bukola Saraki and Bala Mohammed as consensus aspirants from the North.

The tweet reads; “Northern Consensus Drive Failed. Therefore, I’m Not Part of Any Agreement. – AWT”

In a similar development, the Tambuwal Campaign Organisation has dismissed reports that northern consensus presidential aspirants for the Peoples Democratic Party had been picked.

In a statement signed by its Director of Organisation and Mobilisation, Nicholas Msheliza, TCO described the report that former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed emerged the consensus candidates of the north as “incorrect and false”.

 TMSnews had reported that some northern leaders of the PDP endorsed Mohammed and Saraki as the consensus aspirants of the party after a meeting in Minna, Niger State.

The statement read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to a news item that former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Governor Bala Muhammad of Bauchi State have emerged as consensus candidates from amongst the four of us announced at a meeting in Minna, Niger state.

“This is, to be candid and forthright, not correct. The correct situation is that the team met on Wednesday 20th April, 2022, at Bauchi Governor’s  lodge in Abuja and had a review meeting; and, unanimously agreed that the consensus arrangement was not working.

“The team further agreed that Saraki should come up with a draft statement on how to communicate this decision to the Nigerian public. This was the last time that members of the team sat and mutually agreed on anything. The proposed meeting to review and vet the statement scheduled for 10 pm of the same day was aborted unilaterally by Saraki via a WhatsApp message.

“However, on Thursday, April 21, 2022, same Saraki circulated yet another WhatsApp message suggesting that members of the team should head to Minna for a meeting on Friday. Tambuwal reached other members of the team and informed them that he stands by the decision of the team that the initiative is not working. This is the reason Tambuwal was absent at today’s (Friday) meeting in Minna. As a result therefore, the outcome of the Minna meeting has no consequence or any implication on the aspiration of Tambuwal, who had earlier on informed his colleagues of maintaining their agreed position that the initiative has collapsed.

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