- Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that his recent meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari had nothing to do with politics
- The APC's national leader made this disclosure after his visit to Presidential Villa on Sunday, October 31
- Tinubu said it was only necessary to thank the president for visiting him in London when he was recovering from a surgery
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied claims that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari was centred on politics.
In his conversation with journalists after the meeting on Sunday, October 31, Tinubu disclosed that he went to the Presidential Villa to welcome President Buhari who just returned from Saudi Arabia after participating in lesser Hajj., The Cable reports.
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“Only to thank the president, first of all, for his visit to my residence in London after the surgery and wishing me well, lifting my spirit and indeed what an exceptional leader will do to collaborate.
"So that’s what I came for and to welcome him back from the trip from Saudi. No politics, just a courtesy call to thank him in a big way, that’s all.”
Why Buhari visited Tinubu in London, presidency opens up
Meanwhile, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, had cleared the air on President Buhari’s visit to 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.
Adesina explained that Buhari’s visitation was a show of goodwill following reports on the APC chieftain’s health.
He made it clear that President Buhari would not support any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election without APC’s affirmation.
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."