After about one month’s journey outside Nigeria, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, is scheduled to arrive Abuja today in company of his wife, Oluremi.
He is expected to touch down at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 2pm.
The organizer of the arrival ceremony, James Faleke, said in a notice on Sunday night that accredited well-wishers are expected to welcome the incoming President at the airport.
The notice reads “My dear brothers and sisters of this unique family. I wish to inform and request of us all that anyone in Abuja and Nasarawa is invited to join in receiving our peoples President and First Lady-elect tomorrow by 2pm at the Presidential wing of the International Airport.
“Departure Time: 2pm
“Departure Venue: The Campaign Office.
“Accreditation time: 12pm.
“Buses will be provided.
“Only Accredited persons will be allowed at the Airport for security reasons.
“Rt Hon James Faleke
In a statement on March 22, 2023, Tunde Rahman, a media aide to Tinubu, had made it known that his principal had traveled to Europe.
Rahman had said that Tinubu departed Lagos on March 21, 2023 for Paris to rest and prepare for lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia and the just concluded Ramadan fasting.
The spokesperson said the president-elect would also use the opportunity, while he is out of the country, to plan his transition programme.
“The president-elect 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,” Rahman said.
“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.”