By Uche Amunike
In his bid to further his campaign to foreign countries, the presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu’s trips to meet with global leaders to discuss his presidential bid has been scheduled to commence, December 4, 2022 ahead of the general election.
This was made public by the APC Campaign Council through their tweets on Monday.
According to the council, Tinubu’s trip to some of those major western countries would last till December 12, so that he would continue with his engagement with stakeholders and his campaign rallies.
The tweets partly read: ‘The APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will embark on foreign trips from December 4 to meet global leaders and pitch his presidential aspiration.’
‘The APC presidential candidate will travel to key western capitals from December 4 and is expected to return to Nigeria latest December 12 to continue his campaign rallies and stakeholders’ engagement.’
‘Tinubu and his delegation will be in London, United States, France and key European Union member states to share his vision and plans and to also solicit the support of the western powers for the democratic process that will usher in new administration in Nigeria from May 29, 2023.’
‘Tinubu hopes to succeed the APC-led admin of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Since the party took over the leadership of the central government in Nigeria in 2015, this is the first time it will be organising an election where it hopes to transfer power to another candidate from its own fold.’
‘While in London, Tinubu according to campaign sources will address the Chatham House, the United Kingdom’s elite Foreign and Policy Think-tank institution where he will speak on security, economy and foreign policy on Monday December 5, 2022.’
‘Asiwaju Tinubu will embark on foreign trip to meet global leaders and influencers. Western powers are still very influential on elections in Africa and they have more than passing interest in Nigeria’s election as the largest economy in the continent and biggest black nation on earth. Asiwaju will use the opportunity of this trip to sell his agenda for national development and also solicit the support of the Western leaders for our transition programme’, the tweet read.
Meanwhile, the APC Presidential candidate visited former leader, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, popularly known as Tompolo, a few days back, alongside some traditional rulers and stakeholders to rub minds with the community on the way forward in the forthcoming election.
He also visited the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun 11, Aketekpe Agadagba who conferred the title, Iyelawei of Gbaramatu Kingdom on him.
Speaking, to the stakeholders in Niger Delta, Tinubu assured them of bringing infrastructural and economic development to the community and also, job creation and better living for their youths.
Commenting on his political rivals in both the PDP and Labour Party, he stated: ‘Kabiyesi, Your Royal Highness, as I stand before you, there are few of us left running. One says he is Atiku. How many times has he been running? He’s always on the run and he’s tired. Tell him to go and sit down. Enough is enough.’