In Birnin Gwari, Tinubu bags fearless warrior title

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History was made on Monday evening in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, became the first presidential candidate to ever visited the ancient town.

An elated traditional ruler of the town, HRH Zubair Jibril Megwari 11, bestowed on him the traditional title of Dakare Birnin Gwari, meaning the fearless warrior.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el- Rufai, who shepherded the APC candidate to the town ravaged by banditry was also given the traditional title of Sadoki Birnin-Gwari.

Asíwájú Tinubu was accompanied to the town, a distance of 4 hours on the bumpy road from Kaduna, by his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa) and Simon Bako Lalong (Plateau) as well as the APC governorship candidate in the state, Senator Uba Sani and many National Assembly members.

“I never thought I would see the APC candidate and all of you here because of bandits and the bad road. We are so happy to see you. Whoever comes here cares for us and loves us. We appreciate you,” the royal  father said.

Describing Asíwájú Tinubu as the Jagaba of Nigeria, his chieftaincy title from Borgu Kingdom, the Emir noted that Tinubu had done a lot for Nigeria.

He prayed that God should answer the prayers of the APC candidate to be president come 2023.

Asíwájú Tinubu said he was delighted to be in Birnin Gwari, describing the town as blessed with arable land and other potentials that can be of great benefit to the city, Kaduna and Nigeria.

He described Emir Jibril as one of the forthright leaders who is passionate about the country.

While sympathizing with the Emir and his people over the bandits’ attacks in the area, he said if elected he would frontally confront all forms of criminality in the land.

He also said President Buhari would not relent in his efforts to bring peace to the land.

“We promise you we will work relentlessly to change Nigeria,” he said.

Governor el-Rufai said the APC candidate decided to visit Birnin Gwari after he heard that the place was afflicted by insecurity.

“Asíwájú is the only presidential candidate to visit Birnin Gwari. President and Vice President don’t normally travel together. Even the presidential candidate and his vice presidential candidate don’t also travel together. But Asíwájú and Senator Shettima felt so concerned they resolved to travel here together to see our people.

“We have a team that cares and shares in your pain,” he said.

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