The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in a public appearance on Saturday, confirmed that he never travelled to France as rumoured earlier this week.
There had been a number of videos making rounds on the internet that claimed that the former Governor of Lagos State had travelled to France. However, newspaper, Politics Nigeria, had conducted forensic investigations into the videos and declared the claims false. Tinubu’s stament confirms the claims of the newspaper.
Meanwhile, during a courtesy visit to the residence of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu, Mr Tinubu also addressed the rumours when questioned by a journalist.
“I didn’t go nowhere. I’m a Lagosian and I still hold the title of the Asiwaju of Lagos and I’m still the Jagaban,” the APC Chieftain said.
It should be noted that Many Nigerians have accused Mr Tinubu of being a major player in the shooting of unarmed protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll Plaza on Tuesday night. Not less than 16 lives were lost to the incident according to Amnesty International, a global human rights organisation.
“How are they there? How long were they there? What kind of characters are they?” he asked on Saturday.