APC’s Tinubu was spotted at a birthday party held close to where Arise TV presidential town hall meeting was holding.
The Presidential candidate of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu was absent with no representative at the Arise TV presidential town hall meeting held last night ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
He was, however, spotted at a birthday party held close by to the town hall meeting.
The Town hall meeting which was hosted by the Arise News Channel in conjunction with the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, saw the attendance of three presidential candidates, Labour Party’s Peter Obi, NNPP’s Rabiu Kwankwaso and PRP’s Kola Abiola, while PDP’s Atiku Abubakar was represented by his running mate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Not too long after its conclusion, a video shared on social media saw Bola Tinubu present at the birthday party of his associate, retired colonel Sani Bello, some 6.4 km (an eight-minute drive) from the venue of the town hall meeting.
Festus Keyamo, the Spokesperson of the APC presidential campaign, in a statement said Tinubu can’t attend all events because he has a busy schedule.
The statement read;
Firstly, many radio and TV networks in Nigeria have indicated interests to host such debates and out of deference to other TV and radio stations, our candidate will not be making selective appearances in some networks, whilst ignoring others.
As President of Nigeria, by the Special Grace of God, he intends to treat all persons and businesses fairly and equally.
Secondly, the busy and hectic campaign schedules of Asiwaju Tinubu will not permit him to honour all such invitations by different radio and TV networks, hence our decision for him not to start with one TV station and later ignore others.
Thirdly, our candidate had long before now realised the importance of speaking directly to Nigerians and shortly after unfolding his Action Plan as President embarked on Town Hall meetings beginning with his interaction with the Business Community and other stakeholders in Kano followed by the Town Hall meeting and presentation by experts last week in Lagos. Tomorrow, he will be interacting with Agro and Commodity Groups in Minna, Niger State.
Watch the video below;