News Investigators/ The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Monday arrived Abuja, the nation’s capital after spending a month abroad.
Mr. Tinubu arrived in company of his wife, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 4.30 p.m, to a rousing welcome by party supporters and stakeholders, including members of the dissolved APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
Dignitaries who received him include the Vice President-elect, Sen. Kashim Shettima, Plateau State governor, Gov. Simon Lalong, former Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole, Secretary of the dissolved APC PCC, James Faleke, its Director of Diaspora, Ade Omole, among other party chieftains.
Prior to his arrival, party associates have planned a carnival-like motorcade from airport to the Defence House, where he would stay ahead of his inauguration on May 29.
The Tinubu Support Group in an unconfirmed notice circulated by Mr. Faleke had announced the itinerary from airport to the Defence House residence of the president-elect.
It would be recalled that the president-elect departed Nigeria to France on March 21 to take a rest and plan ahead of his inauguration, according to a statement issued by the now dissolved APC PCC.
Mr Tinubu had left Nigeria “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,” APC campaign council had stated.
The support groups in Abuja, Niger and Nasarawa States had earlier converged at the APC PCC Secretariat at Abuja Central Business District for onward movement to the airport to welcome Tinubu.
Only accredited support groups were allowed at the airport to welcome Tinubu and his wife Oluremi.