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Tinubu is in France; no meeting between him, CJN in London – APC campaign

By 28 March, 2023
THE REVIEW: The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council said the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is currently in France, as against speculations that the President-elect was in London for a meeting with Olukayode Ariwoola, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). 

The campaign council said there was no meeting between Bola Tinubu, president-elect, and Olukayode Ariwoola, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

In a statement on Thursday, Bayo Onanuga, media director of the campaign council decried an attempt to create doubt about the legitimacy of the election that produced Tinubu as president-elect. Onanuga said the president-elect is currently in Paris, France, and not in the UK. 

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“We refute emphatically that there has been no clandestine meeting between the president-elect and the respected chief justice of our country, anywhere. It’s pure fabricated news, groundless in fact and authenticity. 

“To show that the story was a mere salacious fiction, meant to draw traffic to the discredited purveyor, it claimed the Chief Justice left Nigeria for London on 11 March, on a wheelchair to board a plane. “The president-elect left Nigeria on 21 March, 10 clear days thereafter. 

What kind of appointment or secret meeting will the two men have arranged in London, with such widely disparate arrival dates, except in the imagination of the false news merchants? 

“We can confirm that the president-elect, who left Nigeria Tuesday, has not been in London. 

He is right now in France to have a deserved rest, after a hectic campaign that began in January 2022. “He will go to London thereafter before proceeding to Mecca for the lesser Hajj.”