The presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has jetted out to France in continuation of his
consultation with some close political colleagues.
According to Tinubu’s Spokesman, Tunde Rahman, the former Lagos State governor is expected back in the country soon.
Rahman did however not state how long his principal would be staying in France.
Rahman in a statement stated that Tinubu departed the country shortly after he held a closed-door meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The statement partly read: “He is off to Paris, France to hold some important meetings. The APC standard-bearer is expected back in the country shortly.”
Meanwhile, it is believed that Tinubu’s trip may not be unconnected with his search for a running mate.
Tinubu has said that he was still searching for a running mate.
The APC had submitted the name of a party chieftain in Katsina State, Ibrahim Masari, to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC as place holder for the position of vice presidential candidate, pending when the party is done with its nomination process.
The former Lagos State governor said he was still studying how the House of Representatives Speaker, Hakeem Gbajabiamila and the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, had been working harmoniously, in his search for a running mate.
He said this at the presentation of a book titled ‘Mr Speaker: The Legislative Life, Service and Resilience of Femi Gbajabiamila and the unveiling of a Legislative Mentorship Initiative to mark the senator’s 60th birthday.