The presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, continued his diaspora consultations with a Tuesday meeting with billionaire businessmen, Mr. Yemi Idowu and Toyin Subair, in London.
The photos of the event, which showed Tinubu smartly dressed in an English suit, have elicited excitement among Nigerians, including supporters of the APC, who deemed his appearance a further confirmation of his fitness and readiness to serve as the country’s next president.
The event, now the subject of widespread conversations on social media and offline, followed the release of a clip of Tinubu’s fitness routine which showed him riding an exercise bike and served to illustrate his positive health conditions, despite baseless rumors, including his death reports, maliciously spread by his political detractors.
The Tuesday meeting with Mr. Yemi Idowu and Toyin Subair, two highly accomplished Nigerian business moguls, was said to be centered on investment opportunities in Nigeria’s fast-growing sports and entertainment sector, including Nollywood, Afrobeats, and football.
Nigerians who reacted said Tinubu’s appearance was both reassuring and ‘presidential’, with some claiming that he had begun the task of assembling capable hands with the experience and talent to help his mission of accelerating the country’s economic growth and solving the perennial challenge of poverty and deprivation.