Buhari, Tinubu meet in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met behind closed doors with chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu, in London.

The president’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Mr Bashir Ahmad, made this known on his tweeter handle, @BashirAhmad, in Abuja.

The presidential aide posted: “President Muhammadu Buhari receives National leader of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu (Jagaba) today in London.’’

Mr Buhari, on official visit to London, had on Wednesday met with Archbishop of Canterbury, Mr Justin Welby, in London where he explained why he declared his intention to run for another term in office.

Buhari had on April 9, during the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of APC declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019.

“I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much about whether I would run or not.

“So, I felt I should break the ice. We have many things to focus on, like security, agriculture, economy, anti-corruption, and many others.

“We needed to concentrate on them, and politics should not be a distraction.

“The majority of Nigerians appreciate what we are doing, and that is why I am re-contesting,’’ Buhari told the Archbishop.

While in Britain, the president is billed to hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled for April 18 to 20.


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