For a while now, there’s been speculations that all is not well between National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The duo, however, surprised guests on Saturday during an event in Kebbi State.

After shaking hands at a book launch in honour of the Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Illiasu Bashar, the two went into a secret meeting, which lasted about an hour.

Tinubu and Saraki have been at daggers drawn over political differences.


Tinubu, who arrived the venue, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi, alongside Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State at about 10:30 a.m., was seated before Saraki arrived.

A mild drama played out as Saraki went straight to greet Tinubu, who was seated beside Bagudu, causing a stir in the crowd.

Tinubu stood to greet him. This was followed by a tête-à-tête.

Saraki, who was chairman of the occasion, said he attended the book launch because of the relationship between the people of his constituency and Gwandu emirate.

He commended the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, for initiating the writing of books to foster understanding and knowledge in the country.

After the ceremony both leaders held a secret meeting.

Details of the meeting were not disclosed but it is believed that issues that were discussed centred around the APC congresses and convention.