- President Buhari had on Wednesday, April 24, visited Lagos state to commission some projects done by Governor Ambode's administration
- APC's national leader, Bola Tinubu, was absent during the president visit, causing tongues to wag
- Tinubu has said he was absent because he is currently out of the country
The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, April 25, revealed why he was absent during President Muhammadu Buhari’s projects commissioning in Lagos on Wednesday, April 24.
The Independent reports that there were insinuations that Tinubu shunned the event as a payback for the president’s absence at the colloquium organised last month to mark his 67th birthday.
However, Tinubu’s special adviser on media, Tunde Rahman, said his principal missed the event because he is currently out of the country.
He said: "Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is not in town. He is currently out of the country. That was why he was not present at the occasion," he said.
Legit.ng had reported that Tinubu was nowhere to be seen from the time when the presidential jet touched down in Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, till 3:20pm when it conveyed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Abuja.
The president had visited the state to inaugurate some projects by the outgoing administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
It was reported that the president was received at the Lagos airport by the governor and his Oyo and Ondo counterparts, Abiola Ajimobi and Rotimi Akeredolu.
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