- The presidency has cleared the air on why President Buhari visited the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, in London
- Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesman, said the president’s visit to Tinubu was a show of goodwill after the report on his health and not politically inclined
- The presidential spokesman said the president would not support any aspirant for the 2023 election without the APC’s affirmation
FCT, Abuja - The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has cleared the air on President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday, August 12, in London.
Adesina hinted that the visit was not a show of support for the former Lagos state governor ahead of the 2023 presidential election, The Punch reports.
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The presidential spokesman reiterated that the purpose of the meeting was all about goodwill and best wishes.
“Yes, that meeting actually happened but it is all about goodwill and best wishes."
Commenting further on whether the visit was politically inclined, Adesina said:
“The president still has two years less three months in his tenure of office. So, for him to start supporting somebody now will just be like jumping the gun and you know that president Buhari will never do that."
Reuben Abati reports that after attending the global education summit on financing global partnership for education, the president had stayed back in London to see his doctors and returned to the country on Friday, August 13.
And before leaving London, he visited Tinubu who is also alleged to be on a medical trip to London.
Mohammed Fawehinmi: Osinbajo pays condolence visit to bereaved family
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in Lagos on Saturday, August 14, to condole with the family of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi over the death of their son, Mohammed.
Osinbajo in his conversation with the mother of the deceased and widow of the late Chief Fawehinmi, Ganiyat, described Mohammed Fawehinmi as one who advocated the cause of the underprivileged.
Osinbajo added that the late lawyer devoted himself to champion the cause of the poor and underprivileged in the society.