The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has left the country for France.
Tinubu departed Nigeria shortly after he held a closed-door meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in the morning.
In a statement released Monday in Abuja by his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, partly read: “He is off to Paris, France to hold some important meetings. The APC standard-bearer is expected back in the country shortly.”
Although Rahman did not state how long the former Lagos state governor would be away, there were insinuations that his travel must have something to do with the consultation for his running mate.
“Presidential Candidate and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, travelled out of the country early Monday morning after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
“The APC standard bearer is expected back in the country shortly.
“Earlier before his departure, he attended the public presentation of a book titled ‘Mr. Speaker’ and launch of legislative mentoring initiative in commemoration of the 60th birthday of Speaker of House Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
“After the election, he immediately embarked on a series of thank you and reconciliation visits to those who contested against him at the party’s primaries including the seven aspirants who stepped down for him,” the statement said.