Tinubu heads to Senegal, to attend Faye’s inauguration 

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu will depart Abuja on Tuesday, April 2, for Dakar, Senegal, to attend the inauguration of the country’s President-elect, Bassirou Faye.

Tinubu’s trip is on the invitation of the Republic of Senegal, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Chief Ajuri Ngelale said on Monday, April 1, in a statement titled “President Tinubu to attend the inauguration of Senegal’s President-elect Bassirou Faye.”

He noted that the President would be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs,  Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, and other senior government officials.

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“He will join other regional leaders to witness the inauguration at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre on Tuesday,” said Ngelale.

Meanwhile, the President is expected to return to Nigeria at the end of the inauguration.



    Faye, an opposition candidate in the Senegal presidential election, was officially declared the winner of the March 24 election, having gathered 54 per cent of the total votes.

    According to reports, Faye edged the governing coalition’s candidate and former Prime Minister Amadou Ba, who had 35.79 per cent of the votes.

    Faye, 44, freed from prison a few days before the election, is set to become the youngest President in Senegal’s history.

    He has never held a national office to which he was elected and has not spoken publicly since after the election, which followed three years of unrest and political crisis.

    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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