Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, has described Senator Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the “pendulum of Nigerian politics”. Ganduje said this during Tinubu’s visit to the governor over the deaths of Yussuf Mataima Sule, Mallam Yussuf Ali and Ganduje’s younger sister.
”You a political giant across the Niger, you are a political giant across the other side of River Niger. In fact, you, in particular, you are the political pendulum of Nigerian politics, you are the mover, when you touch the pendulum, it starts swinging from one side to another. By the time you decide to stop it, wherever it stops, that side becomes heavier. Your new portfolio is, you are the mover of the political pendulum of Nigeria, that is your new name,” the governor said.
Tinubu on his part described his host as “one of the most straightforward, dependable individual”.
“When you agree on something, or in the words of Donald Trump, ‘do a deal, with him,’ you can go to sleep because you will be the one to break that accord, not him.
“Ganduje, I want to say thank you. You are so humble, so dependable. You are a friend that is completely flexible. You have the understanding of family and friendship”, he said. The former Lagos governor (Tinubu) equally endorsed Ganduje for a second term of four years.
“So, if you say eight years, yes; before you add the other four years, I say watch–that other four years, maybe as a governor, maybe as a President. So, we will wait, let’s amortise the eight years first,” he said.