- The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has returned to Nigeria.
- Tinubu departed Nigeria shortly after he held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
- The development was coming in the wake of Tinubu’s statement that he was still searching for his running mate for the 2023 presidential election
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is finally back to Nigeria after some days in France.
Tinubu, via his official Twitter handle, Friday evening, shared a tweet, “Heading home,” with link to his Instagram page showing him inside an aircraft.
Tinubu departed Nigeria shortly after he held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on June 27.
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This was contained in a statement issued by Tinubu’s Spokesman, Tunde Rahman, in Abuja.
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2023: Governor Gaduje confirms Muslim-Muslim ticket for Tinubu
Recall that Legit.ng had earlier reported recently that the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, had hinted that Tinubu will be opting for a Muslim running mate.
Tinubu had picked Alhaji Kabir Ibrahim Masari, a Katsina politician, as a placeholder in order to meet up with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline.
Ganduje while speaking with about 100 clerics at the state Government House as part of activities to mark the Sallah festival said Tinubu was advised to pick a Muslim running mate.
“We have advised him to pick a Muslim deputy and he has agreed. A Muslim-Muslim ticket is a reality. It is not something new in Nigeria," the Kano governor said.
2023 presidency: I’m still searching for my running mate, Tinubu declares
Meanwhile, despite submitting a name to INEC, Tinubu earlier revealed that he was still searching for his running mate.
He made this known in Abuja while delivering his keynote address at the 60th birthday celebration of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.
The presidential candidate also heaped praises on the speaker for his contributions to his political ambition of becoming Nigeria’s president.