With barely two weeks to the swearing-in ceremony of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Nigeria's 16th Commander-in-Chief, veteran journalist, and public affairs commentator, Igho Akeregha has questioned why the President-elect is yet to meet with world leaders more than 2 months after he was declared President-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking during an interview on Africa Independent Television's 'Kaakaki' program on Wednesday morning, Akeregha, who is an executive member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, revealed that he gathered from a newspaper publication that Tinubu's camp had made some efforts to meet with world leaders such as presidents of the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States) but had the requests turned down over the controversies that have trailed the February 25 presidential elections.
He said; "Another issue here this morning is that over two months after the presidential election, we are yet to see Nigeria's President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu engaging with any known world leader. Instead, he has been meeting with the politicians in Nigeria. Does that not tell us something? If world leaders are unwilling to engage with our President-elect, I see that as a red flag.
I also read in one of the papers that efforts are being made to arrange a meeting between Tinubu and some world leaders, especially those in the G7, but they are unwilling to oblige. They are not willing to engage with the President-elect because of the controversial nature of the February 25 presidential election."
SOURCE: YouTube (Forward video to 1:16:27).
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