Tinubu cannot get adequate rest in Nigeria – APC

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, April 13, said Nigeria’s President-elect Bola Tinubu, cannot get adequate rest within Nigeria, following the keenly contested presidential election which he won.

National Publicity Secretary of the APC Felix Muoka disclosed this while explaining Tinubu’s continued absence form the country during an interview on the Channels Television programme, Politics Today.

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“There is no such thing as an easy time here in the country. He is the President-elect. There are many people, hundreds, if not thousands of people, who are looking to see him for one thing or the other. This is the lobby season for the new government that is about to be formed.

“If he is here, I doubt that he will actually get the kind of rest that he deserves because of the pressure; the kind of people who will want his attention for one thing or the other. And he cannot refuse all of them without offending everybody. But when he is not in the country and is just taking a few days of rest, I think that is deserved,” Muoka said.

Muoka added the President-elect would be back shortly from what he described as a working rest.

“He is preparing intensely; I am aware of that. All of those who are necessary and relevant to his preparation have access to him whether digitally or physically and he is working where he is, even though he is resting. He is making preparation for the job ahead,” he said.

In March, Tinubu’s spokesperson Tunde Rahman announced that the President-elect left the country for France and the United Kingdom to rest and plan ahead of his inauguration on May 29.



    Rahman also said his principal would attend the Lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

    Tinubu’s continued absence, and frequent trips abroad, have given rise to speculations concerning his health status.

    Ahead of the presidential campaigns, a peace pact was signed by candidates of all parties contesting the elections.

    Tinubu, had been in the United Kingdom at the time and missed the event, though he was represented by his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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