Frontline politician and presidential candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) in next years presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed tinubu has left Nigeria Saturday for London to speak at Chatham House on Monday.
The Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Onanuga said the APC presidential candidate would speak on security, economy and foreign policy on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Chatham House in London.
Meanwhile, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described Tinubu’s current foreign trip as a deliberate ploy to dodge another episode of the Arise News presidential town hall series scheduled to hold Sunday.
Recall that Tinubu had declined the invitation, arguing that there is no provision in the electoral act that compels him to attend a Town Hall Meeting, especially one that is organised by a media house that has shown its propensity for falsehood. For instance, Arise News, some weeks ago, broadcast a false allegation that Tinubu was being investigated by the Independent National Electoral Commission. They later backtracked and beg for forgiveness.
The opposition PDP seem not to be persuaded by these explanations. They claimed that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was being haunted by his exposed scheme to relocate the federal capital from Abuja to Lagos.
But Tinubu’s Director of Media and Publicity of the campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, debunked this, saying his principal “does not contemplate any such plan and will not do anything that is so ultra-unconstitutional.”
He said this falsehood is a continuation of campaign of calumny and character assassination of the former Lagos State governor spearheaded by the opposition. He therefore challenged the PDP to come up with evidence to back up their claim.
This PDP is yet to to take up this challenge.