National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Also at the Iftar dinner meeting were Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and Emir of Kazaure, Najib Hussaini Adamu.
This was revealed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Tinubu had during the meeting, appealed to elderly Nigerians to avoid inflammatory statements that could undermine peaceful co-existence among the nation’s diverse communities.
He said all citizens should consider the enormity of challenges facing the nation, and support the President.
According to the statement, Tinubu noted that “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.”
He claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party was reputed for “saucy and distractive statements’’, urging Nigerians not to be angry with the opposition party, but assist them to overcome their “colossal defeat” in the February 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,” he said.
Tinubu commended President Buhari for the recognition of June 12th as the nation’s Democracy Day.
Other guests at the Iftar dinner were: Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Justice Isa Dodo, Mamman Daura, Isma’ila Isa, Wale Tinubu and Hakeem Fahm, the Commissioner of Science and Technology, Lagos State.