President-Elect Tinubu's Whereabouts Finally Revealed Amid Medical Trip Rumours
- Nigeria's president-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has travelled out of the country, according to his media aide, Tunde Rahman
- However, contrary to the rumours that he was sick, Rahman said his principal travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme
- As part of his trip plan, the president-elect is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting that begins Thursday, March 23
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Lagos, Nigeria - Ahead of the May 29 inauguration, the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday night, March 21, travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme
This was disclosed in a statement sent to Legit.ng by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, on Wednesday, March 22.
"After a very exhaustive campaign and election season, President-elect, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, has travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme ahead of May 29, 2023 inauguration.
"The President-elect left the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja for Europe on Tuesday night," the statement read.
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Tinubu decided to take a break, says Rahman
Rahman further explained in the statement that Tinubu decided to take a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London.
After the rest, the president-elect is also scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting that begins Thursday, March 23.
"While away, the President-elect will also use the opportunity to plan his transition programme. He is expected back in the country soon," the statement added.
"We enjoin the media to stop publishing rumours and unsubstantiated claims and to always seek clarifications from our office."
Legit.ng notes that the statement was released following the rumours that the president-elect was ill and flown abroad for treatment.
Tinubu's presidency: Fayose says those planning to scuttle Tinubu's victory are daydreaming
In another report, Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti state, said those working to scuttle the victory of Tinubu are only daydreaming.
The former governor on Tuesday, March 21, said the presidential election is over, and a winner has emerged.
Fayose, while speaking on the Channels programme, added that whoever did not win on the field should be reminded that the winner would not sit back and watch his victory upturned through the tribunal.