Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has arrived Abuja.
Tinubu’s arrival comes hours after Media Aide on Digital Communications to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad hinted that he (Tinubu) was expected to arrive Abuja on Thursday.
He dropped the hint in a statement via his verified Twitter handle.
Confirming the arrival of the APC presidential flagbearer, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo posted video of Tinubu’s arrival at the airport in Abuja via his verified Twitter handle and tweeted, “The Eagle has landed!!!.”
Ahmad, a member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council tweeted, “After days of intensive political consultations and meetings in London, our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is expected back in Abuja, later today.”
Recall that since Tinubu traveled abroad on September 24, his absence has generated controversies particularly about his health status.
Prior to Tinubu’s arrival, Keyamo has said the party has every right to campaign on the records of its presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in Lagos state.
Keyamo made this assertion in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday while speaking on the whereabouts and delay in the APC presidential campaign launch.
Recall that Tinubu served as governor of Lagos state between 1999 and 2007.
He said, “The economy and the government Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been reputèd to be more in control of and be the leader of is that of Lagos state which is also an APC government. So we have every right to campaign with the records of Lagos state.”
Speaking on the whereabouts of Tinubu, Keyamo said Tinubu is not currently in Nigeria, adding that he will return to the country in “a couple of days.”
He said, “In my Twitter post on it, I said we are not trying to prove anything to anybody. Our candidate is not struggling to prove himself to anybody.
“This period of time, people make all kinds of enquiries — some mischievous and some genuine. To the mischief makers, we want to prove that the tail does not wag the dog; it is the dog that wags the tail.
“So, it is not at every point in time when you ask mischievous questions that we will be struggling to prove ourselves. We are not dancing to the tune and music of the opposition.
“We have our own tune and music and we will play our music the way we want to play our music and dance the way we want to dance,” he said.
Meanwhile, on Tinubu’s viral video of him cycling on a fitness bike, Keyamo described cycling as a regular routine for Tinubu, adding that the APC presidential candidate was not trying to prove any point.
His words, “People who are close to him know that he is an avid cyclist. He does that all the time. It is his regular routine. So, we are not trying to prove anything to anybody.”