Following the allegation circulating that the President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari engages in frequent foreign trips, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has come out to refute the claims, stating that the president was yet to match any of his predecessors in visiting foreign lands, especially former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The chairman made this known while reacting to what was described as frequent trips by President Buhari.
Oshiomhole, who faulted claims of critics, cited a book late Gani Fawehinmi wrote where he calculated the number of days Obasanjo spent in foreign lands during his eight-year tenure.
According to Oshiomhole:
“Saying Mr President is involved in frequent trips is not correct. I remember very well, there is no president in recent Nigeria’s history, since 1999 till now, that travelled out of Nigeria as much as former President Olusegun Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo did.
“If you check through your newspapers and playback some of your electronic coverages, you will find where Gani Fawehinmi (of blessed memory) took time to calculate the number of days President Obasanjo was out of Nigeria, visiting foreign countries.
“He even tried to calculate the number of hours he was spending on air comparing it to the number of hours he was spending on Nigerian soil. So, how can you, that was already an adult when Obasanjo was President suggest that Buhari travel more often than other persons? That is not correct.”