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Tinubu, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others Meet Buhari In Makkah     

Tinubu meets Buhari in Mecca again.

Funsho Akinwale

The National Leader of the ruling party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, among other prominent Nigerians, on Monday, met President Muhammadu Buhari in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Malam Garba Shehu Garba, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed the development to the media on Monday from the Haj camp in Mecca.

Recall that the president, last weekend, left for lesser haj to Saudi Arabia with a few of his aides to seek God’s face during the holy month of Ramadan fasting.

Tinubu, after an Iftar dinner with Buhari, appealed to Nigerians to avoid inflammatory statements that could undermine peaceful co-existence among the nation’s diverse communities.

“The President worked hard and will continue to do so to ensure peace and stability in the country, which are important for the economy to make progress.

“These are the key pegs of his agenda. Let us all come together to support him.”

According to Tinubu, the People’s Democratic Party is reputed for “saucy and distractive statements.”

He, therefore, urged Nigerians not to be angry with the opposition party, but assist them to overcome their “colossal defeat” in the February and March 2019 elections.

“Don’t blame them. They are handicapped by the traumatic feelings of the colossal loss of the election. You should help them to manage the trauma.”

In his remarks, the Sultan pledged his support to the success of the Buhari administration.

The Sultan led prayers for Buhari’s second term in office and the nation to overcome current challenges.

Other prominent Nigerians in Mecca include Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Justice Isa Dodo (retd.), Malam Mamman Daura; Isma’ila Isa, Wale Tinubu, and Hakeem P. Fahm, the Commissioner of Science and Technology, Lagos State.