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‘Tinubu, Akande’s visit to Villa unconnected with Obasanjo’s statement’

The visit yesterday to the Presidential Villa by two prominent members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the Party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Osun State governor and first chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande has nothing to do with the call by former

President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 elections.
This much was said by the Tinubu Media Office in a release yesterday, stating that the visit to the Villa by the two party leaders was scheduled last week, the statement was signed by Tunde Rahman.

The statement further notes that, “President Buhari periodically schedules talks with Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande, as he does with other Nigerians and APC figures, to discuss substantive issues pertaining to the governance of the country and matters concerning the party.

“This visit was one such meeting. As such, the meeting had nothing to do with the statement of former President Obasanjo.

“It is totally unconnected. At the time of the meeting, Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande were even unaware that President Obasanjo had released his statement,” the media office insisted.

Patrick Okohue

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