Firmly denying reports that he met secretly in London, United Kingdom (UK) with five state governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the so-called G-5 Governors, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, described these as attempts by certain well known sponsors to distract his focused campaign objectives.
Tinubu presented his position on the matter through a statement issued by his Media Office and signed by Mr. Tunde Rahman.
“As usual with him when a year is coming to an end to take time off his busy schedules, take a little rest and proceed to Saudi Arabia to observe Umrah (Lesser Hajj), HE Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was in London during the week en route Mecca, Saudi Arabia,” the statement read.
It went on: “While in the United Kingdom, Asiwaju Tinubu noted some articles in some national newspapers in Nigeria, alleging a secret meeting was held in London between him and the G-5 governors who are members of Peoples Democratic Party.
“These reports, to say the least, are not only in bad faith but also evil intentioned. They were published to advance the political interests of the writers and their sponsors.”
Tinubu was quoted as being neither bothered by those articles and their obvious sponsors, and rather focusing intently on emerging victorious in the impending presidential and offer all Nigerians Renewed Hope via the Action Plan of the APC.
The statement added: “We must point out that the APC candidate is entitled to meeting any political actor or stakeholder that is important to his campaign and plans for the country and that desires to engage with him.
“The truth with respect to his present itinerary is as follows:
“HE Asiwaju Tinubu came to London on Boxing Day, Monday, December 26, 2022, to spend a few days preparatory to his trip to Saudi Arabia.
“After spending some time in London, he has now proceeded to Mecca where he is at present observing Umrah.
“He is scheduled to return to the country within the next two days to continue with the campaign.
“We would like to use this opportunity to advise those writing unsubstantiated articles and peddling rumours on him to desist forthwith.”
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