Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a presidential hopeful of the All Progressives Congress, has declined President Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation to Aso palace and flew to Saudi Arabia for a smaller hajj.
Tinubu arrived in Medina early Tuesday morning and is likely to arrive in Mecca by evening, according to reports.
Buhari will host many members of the APC leadership for an Iftar supper at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday evening, according to reports.
Former Lagos State Governor and Presidential contender Bola Tinubu, former APC National Chairmen Dr John Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole, and former Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako are among those invited to the meeting, according to an invitation letter seen by our correspondent.
Tinubu is expected to travel to Nigeria this weekend, according to sources close to him, to resume his nationwide consultations for his presidential bid.
Tinubu has been meeting with various National and APC stakeholders to inform them of his plans to become Nigeria’s next President and to share his vision for a better country that he is prepared to lead.