Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday in Abuja, cautioned newsmen against stampeding him into making comments.
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Tinubu made this stance known during his visit to the Presidential Villa with Chief Bisi Akande few hours after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari came into light.
The State House correspondents on sighting Tinubu at around 4.00pm had rushed to him with the view of interviewing him. But rather than fielding questions from them, the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress said, “Journalists, please go back to where you are coming from. I will not talk to you. Don’t turn me into a talkative.”
His media aide, Tunde Rahman, in a statement he released has also denied suggestion that his principal was at the Villa over Obasanjo’s letter.
The statement reads: “Today’s visit by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande to the Presidential Villa was scheduled last week,” the statement read.
“President Buhari periodically schedules talks with Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande, as he does with other Nigerians and APC figures, to discuss substantive issues pertaining to the governance of the country and matters concerning the party.
“This visit was one such meeting. As such, the meeting had nothing to do with the statement of former President Obasanjo. “It is totally unconnected. At the time of the meeting, Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande were even unaware that President Obasanjo had released his statement.”