Bola Tinubu Returns to Nigeria Ahead of May 29 Inauguration
Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu, arrived back in the country on Saturday after concluding his working visit to Europe, which began on May 10.
According to a statement from his media office, Tinubu’s return marks the start of his preparations for the upcoming inauguration as the 16th President on May 29.
The statement, issued by the Office of the President-elect and signed by Tunde Rahman, emphasized that Tinubu utilized his time in Europe to refine the transition plans, programs, and policy options alongside his key aides, free from unnecessary pressures and distractions.
While in Europe, the president-elect held a meeting in Paris with Rabiu Kwankwaso, the leader of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Sources revealed that the meeting was facilitated by Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member-elect of the House of Representatives from Kano State, who is closely associated with both Tinubu and Kwankwaso.Jibrin, formerly the Director General/Coordinator of Tinubu Support Groups, had resigned from his position to join NNPP.
In the recent February 25 elections, he successfully contested and regained his seat in the House of Representatives. Due to his strong ties with Tinubu and Kwankwaso, Jibrin was able to play a pivotal role in brokering the meeting between the two influential leaders.