President Alpha Conde of Guinea was in Nigeria to lobby for his friend Bola Tinubu to replace President Muhammadu Buhari, Concise News reports.
Conde arrived in Daura, Katsina State, at the weekend to visit Buhari and part of his reasons was to lobby for Bola Tinubu who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to get the party’s ticket for the presidency in 2023.
“Yes, the Guinean president is in Daura to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festive occasion with President Buhari but it is a strategic visit as he wants to use the occasion to lobby for his friend, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,” a source told Daily Independent.
“He decided to meet President Buhari in Daura when the president is on break because it will afford them to have a heart-to-heart talk compared to the tight schedule at the Villa.
“We all know the role Tinubu played in his reelection, so I think Condé believes that one good turn deserves another and this explains why he has come all the way from Guinea to intervene on Tinubu’s behalf.”