The Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, is prone to return to Nigeria on Sunday to a “grand welcome” already being deliberate by his political associates, SaharaReporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters gathered that regardless of Tinubu’s difficult well being situation, the return is being deliberate to make individuals assume the APC chief is wholesome and match for the a lot talked about 2023 presidency.
Prime sources revealed that after his deliberate return on Sunday, Tinubu will return overseas to have extra surgical procedures – proof that every one shouldn’t be but effectively with the previous Lagos governor.
“Tinubu is planning a choreographed return to Nigeria on Sunday. Baba (Tinubu) will return for extra surgical procedures shortly after. A grand welcome is being organized on the Nigeria Police School in Ikeja, Lagos.
“That’s if every little thing goes as deliberate and his well being permits him to take the ugly journey – as a result of the journey can be going to inform on his recuperation,” one of many sources revealed.
SaharaReporters had final week reported that Tinubu confirmed that he went by a difficult well being disaster, saying his “physiotherapy was ugly.”
Tinubu mentioned this whereas addressing members of the Home of Representatives northern caucus who visited him in London final Friday.
The previous governor, who has been in the UK for the final three months since present process knee surgical procedure, instructed the gathering, “Due to God and folks such as you, I’m effectively. It’s simply the physio (physiotherapy) that’s ugly.”
Since his departure, Tinubu’s London dwelling has turn into a mecca of kinds as he has been visited by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).
SaharaReporters had additionally reported that Fayemi confirmed that Tinubu had surgical procedure just lately and he (Fayemi) was in London to indicate solidarity with him.
The governor had mentioned, “He (Akeredolu) and I had been in London collectively to see our chief, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, nevertheless it had completely nothing to do with 2023 presidential plans by any means. That’s not the explanation why we went there.
“Asiwaju had simply surgical procedure; it’s merely correct etiquette or behaviour each within the a part of the nation the place I come from but in addition typically that when a buddy and elder is present process well being challenges, it might be improper in your half to not present solidarity and assist.”
Tinubu’s well being has been a topic of controversy of late.
President Muhammadu Buhari additionally made a shock go to to Tinubu in London the place he was seen leaning on a strolling stick.
SaharaReporters had reported that Tinubu underwent knee surgical procedure on the John Hopkins College Hospital in Maryland, US.
The APC chieftain, it was learnt, left the US for the UK on crutches, a couple of days after the surgical procedure.
Sources near Tinubu instructed SaharaReporters that he needed the surgical procedure in Paris, France however modified his plan after rumours of his loss of life unfold in Nigeria.
“Tinubu had his second surgical procedure at John Hopkins College in Maryland just lately. He was accompanied by a well-liked Nigerian physician in Chicago. He had needed the surgical procedure in Paris however when hearsay was rife about his loss of life, he hurriedly left for Nigeria and went to John Hopkins,” one of many sources had mentioned.
“He left the US for the UK on crutches,” one other supply revealed.
SaharaReporters had on July 31 reported that Tinubu, who has had a number of medical journeys this yr alone, had surgical procedure about two weeks earlier and may very well be billed for one more one.
The APC Nationwide Chief has been off official and celebration features within the nation for some time, amidst talks that he’s being positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent repressive regime of Buhari.
“Tinubu is hospitalised in Maryland, US. His well being is failing. He couldn’t take part in launching his Arewa library, and he couldn’t take part within the Native Authorities Space elections final week. He couldn’t attend at the moment’s APC congress on account of well being causes.
“He had a surgical procedure final week,” an authoritative supply had disclosed.
Just a few days after the story, images of Tinubu internet hosting Sanwo-Olu in London surfaced the place the duo had been seen collectively in a room.
Studies had it that the assembly was held to place an finish to speculations surrounding the APC Nationwide Chief’s well being standing.
In January 2021, Tinubu was additionally reported to be sick and hospitalised in Paris, France.
Tinubu had earlier complained of exhaustion and travelled out to relaxation earlier than the information of his collapse went viral.
He was flown to Paris for medical consideration within the first week of January.
SaharaReporters had on June 15 reported that Tinubu was additionally in Paris, battling with some old-age ailment.
“Tinubu is in Paris, France for a medical checkup. His well being is deteriorating. Previous age and different stuff, however he nonetheless needs to be president. This might imply one other medical tourism presidency for our nation,” a prime supply had revealed at the moment.
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