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Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would have handed its presidential ticket to Bola Tinubu if he was a member of the party.

He stated this while appearing on ThisDay Live, a programme on Arise TV, on Sunday, NaijaliveTv reports.

The Bauchi governor said he met with the APC chieftain during the iftar dinner hosted by Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bala Mohammed said the PDP would have given its ticket to Tinubu because the main opposition recognises contributions.

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He noted that the former Lagos State governor was instrumental in the electoral victory of President Buhari in 2015.

Mohammed said: “I knew it was an opportunity to meet other eminent Nigerians who are stepping out to present themselves.

“And I was lucky I met Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, we discussed, he was calling me consensus and I told him that: ‘if you were in PDP we would have just given you the ticket because we knew that without you Buhari wouldn’t have been a president’ and so in PDP we recognise contributions.

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“We have some people in Nigeria that we must recognise and it was definitely a good outing for me yesterday. The First Lady is a unifier. She has shown that she is a mother of the nation and all the presidential aspirants not only in PDP, APC but all the other parties were there. It was an opportunity to show that I’m really a product of consensus or closing rank irrespective of party differences.”

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