The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, traveled to London to rest, a member of the APC presidential campaign council, Ayo Oyalowo, has said.
The absence of Tinubu at the peace pact of Thursday had stirred reactions, with the rumour mill agog that presidential candidate of the ruling party is ill.
But speaking on an ARISE TV Programme, Oyalowo said, “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is in London. He cannot rest in Lagos, they will not let him rest. He came to Abuja most of the time, and they will still not let him rest. This man has been working for an average of 20 hours in the 24 hours in each day. So reasonable people thought he should leave the country because people will not let him rest since the campaign is coming soon.
“The invitation for the peace accord came after Tinubu left the country. Even his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, was not in town, he had to leave what he was doing in Maiduguri.”
Unlike Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who announced his trip to Dubai in the week before the campaign, Tinubu’s team which previously announced his itinerary, was silent this time around.
The last time Tinubu’s absence at a public event stirred controversy was at the annual Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Lagos.