It’s crazy to say I didn’t visit Buhari – Tinubu

The trio of Chief Bisi Akande, President Muhammadu Buhari and Aiswaju Bola Tinubu standing outside the Nigerian House in UK

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos State, has described as crazy reports on social media insinuating that his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in London last week was staged.

The rumour which made the rounds on social media yesterday, claimed that Tinubu dismissed the pictures posted of him and the President along with APC Chairman Board of Trustees, Chief Bisi Akande.

Tinubu was quoted as saying that he was actually in Ibadan on the said day he was reportedly pictured with the President in London.

In a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu was quoted as saying “The report about the so-called denial of the visit is the handiwork of mischief- makers.

“I felt we should not dignify that with a response. That report beggars belief.

“Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande were in London. The reason they travelled to the United Kingdom was to see President Buhari.

“And they visited him last Thursday and held discussions with him at the Abuja House in London.

“After the visit, the President, as a mark of respect, saw off his guests to the door.

“Pictures were taken during and after the visit and released to the media by the Presidency.

“These pictures were international headlines. How can anybody in his or her right senses be saying there was no such visit?

“It’s simply crazy! I can’t just get it.”

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