Real reason Tinubu travelled abroad – Aide

Bola Tinubu

President-elect Bola Tinubu travelled out of Nigeria after a “very exhaustive campaign and election season,” his media aide Tunde Rahman has confirmed.

Mr Rahman said in a statement on Wednesday that his principal left the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja for Europe on Tuesday night “to rest and plan his transition programme ahead of May 29, 2023 inauguration.”

The statement came amid speculation that Mr Tinubu was rushed out of the country for medical treatment.

Dismissing the speculation, Rahman said Tinubu “decided to take a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London, preparatory to going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting that begins Thursday.

“While away, the President-elect will also use the opportunity to plan his transition programme.

“He is expected back in the country soon.

“We enjoin the media to stop publishing rumours and unsubstantiated claims and to always seek clarifications from our office.”