A national leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has said his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari has nothing to do with the explosive letter President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote to the President.
Tinubu and Bisi Akande had met with the President barely few hours former President Obasanjo in an open letter to the President urged him not to contest the 2019 presidential election.
In a statement seen by this online news medium released by his media office and endorsed by Tunde Rahman, the former Lagos State Governor said the meeting was scheduled since last week.
The Full statement reads:
Tinubu’s, Akande’s Visit Unconnected with Obasanjo’s Statement
Today’s visit by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande to the Presidential Villa was scheduled last week.
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.
Tinubu Media Office
January 23, 2018