Buhari set to attend Tinubu’s rally in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari will today in Abuja champion the campaign of the presidential standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

The APC candidate is holding two rallies in both Kebbi and the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday.

In a phone chat with our correspondent, the Chief Spokesman of the APC presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, told our correspondent that while the Kebbi rally is expected to begin from 11.00am to 1.00pm, the Abuja campaign will commence from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

“I am not sure the president will attend the Kebbi rally, he will definitely be campaigning with him here in Abuja.

“On Sunday, Tinubu will also be having a town hall engagement with entrepreneurs and other professionals in the FCT. And on Tuesday, he will be in Imo State to continue his campaign,” he said.

The development is coming on the heel of Tinubu’s meeting with the president at his official residence at the State House last night.

The poster boy of the APC, who abandoned the ‘Meet the mentor’ dinner held in his honour by the Progressives Sisters Network at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, held a closed door meeting Buhari at 9.45 pm.

He told his audience that “I have a superior appointment. Late yesterday, the president called that I should be at his place by 9.45 pm Friday evening.

“What do I do? Cancel it and disobey my president? And it is a command, more or less. (He said) see me at 9.45pm.

“I can’t say I would boycott this event or downgrade it. I have got to be here to, first of all, seek your seek your understanding.

“That is why there is always a pair for races like this. I have a vice presidential candidate.”

Although the agenda of the meeting was not made public, sources said that it may not be unconnected with logistics and last minute strategies for his campaign.

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