Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has visited the Emir of Zazzau, Malam Ahmed Bamalli, shortly after the departure of his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
He arrived in Zaria after attending the seventh edition of Kaduna Investment Forum.
Tinubu, in company with Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and other APC stalwarts arrived at the palace few hours after Atiku departed from the palace to Kaduna for his campaign and engagement with Arewa Joint Committee.
In his address, Tinubu apologized to the emir for his inability to attend his coronation, saying that he would make the palace his second home especially when he becomes the next president of the country.
Earlier, El-Rufai said it was the first time Tinubu visited the Emir of Zazzau but it would be the beginning of many future visits to the palace.
He described Tinubu as a person who has a long pedigree and respect for the traditional institution.
He added that part of the respect for traditional institutions made him visit the emir a few hours after his arrival for the seventh edition of Kaduna Investment Forum, insisting on visiting the palace to pay homage to the royal father.
Responding, the emir appealed to politicians to work towards strengthening the national unity during the campaigns ahead of the general elections in 2023.
He noted that in the next few months, campaign activities will climax, therefore the need to play the game according to the rule.
“I want to emphasize that what we need at this point is the security of our country, improved economy and peaceful co-existence. The issue of division should be put aside and downplayed,” he said.