- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC utilised his stay in the UK to make solid preparations ahead of the 2023 elections
- Apart from the Chatham House outing in London, the APC's presidential candidate met with the UK's minister for Africa, Andrew Mitchell
- The private meeting held on Tuesday, December 6, was attended by some top APC chieftains across Nigeria
- The development was announced via Twitter by another ruling party chieftain, Adamu Garba
London - The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, met with the United Kingdom's minister for Africa, Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office, Andrew Mitchell, on Tuesday, December 6.
Tinubu's closed-door meeting with Mitchell came on the heels of his outing at Chatham House in London.
The meeting was attended by APC bigwigs like Governor Nasir El-Rufai, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and former Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, The Cable reports.
Commenting on the meeting, Adamu Garba, an APC chieftain, said Tinubu is the only kind of leader that can be trusted with the presidential seat.
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He wrote on Twitter:
"In his usual Team Spirit, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu met privately with the British minister for Africa, foreign and commonwealth development office. Fully kitted and ready with his team.
"Tinubu is the only kind of leader we can trust with Nigerian Presidential office come 2023."
Tinubu’s Chatham House speech: Atiku’s ally blasts APC, drags El-Rufai, Fayemi to the mud
The director of strategic communications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, Chief Dele Momodu, rated the performance of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, at the Chatham House, United Kingdom, on Monday, December 5, as poor.
Momodu, in an article sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, December 6, chided Tinubu over what he described as 'his less than impressive engagement with his audience at the Chatham House'.
The renowned publisher noted that chieftains of the APC were ‘window-dressing’ Tinubu on a global stage.
In the piece, Momodu slammed the handlers of the former Lagos state governor for causing the nation a huge embarrassment on a global stage.