78th UNGA: Presidency Mum As Reports Of Tinubu In France Emerge

The presidency has refused to disclose if President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has returned to Nigeria after attending the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting.

Recall that Phrank Shaibu, an aide to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, had claimed that the president made a stopover at Paris, France, without informing Nigerians.

Shaibu made the claim in a statement titled “Release details of petrol landing cost, pricing template, Atiku’s aide dares FG,” in response to an earlier statement issued by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

APC had lampooned Shaibu for accusing Tinubu’s administration of telling ten big lies and running a propaganda government.

Replying to APC, Shaibu, in his statement, said, “It is obvious the so-called meeting only existed in the minds of Tinubu and his paid writers. He left UNGA empty-handed and travelled to Paris without even informing Nigerians of his whereabouts. What a joke.”

But at press time, calls and text messages sent to the president’s media adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, by Leadership Newspapers on the president’s whereabouts were not replied to.

In the president’s itinerary for the trip, his last activity was billed for September 21, 2023, a meeting with Nigerians living in the United States.

President Tinubu arrived in New York on September 18 to attend the High-Level meetings of the 78th session of UNGA scheduled to open on Monday with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summit.

However, reports emerged last Friday that President Tinubu had on the 21st of September departed New York.