THE presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu will depart the country for numerous foreign trips including to the United States, United Kingdom and France where he will speak on economy and security.
Egalitarian Voice reports that the foreign to be embarked on by the former Lagos State governor is intended to sway the opinion of the world powers positively to his presidential ambition.
The foreign trips will also help to clear reports of alleged drug and money laundering, fake certificate and perjury against him by opposition parties.
A statement released by the APC presidential campaign council read, “APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed 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 4th and expected to return to Nigeria latest December 12th to continue his campaign rallies and stakeholders’ engagement.”
It further disclosed, “Tinubu and his delegation will be in London, USA, 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 29th, 2023.”
Tinubu hopes to succeed the APC-led administration of President Buhari. Since the party took over the leadership of the central govt in Nigeria in 2015, this is the first time it will be organizing 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 holder will speak on security, economy and foreign policy on Monday December 5, 2022.
“Tinubu will embark on foreign trip to meet global leaders and influencers. Western powers are still very influential on elections in Africa and they havei 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 statement concluded.