- The APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, has dismissed reports which claimed he is in self-isolation following the death of his chief security officer
- Tinubu in a statement by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, faulted the claims that his late chief security officer died of COVID-19
- The politician noted he has only been adhering to the preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining social distancing
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has dismissed reports which claimed he was in self-isolation following the death of his chief security officer, Alhaji Lateef Kareem.
Tinubu in a statement by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, faulted the claims that his chief security officer died of COVID-19 on Friday, April 24, This Day reports.
The report had claimed that Raheem died of COVID-19, thereby fuelling speculation that the APC leader had gone into self-isolation.
But the politician said he has only been adhering to the preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining social distancing.
He said his late chief security officer was battling diabetes and high blood pressure before he died and he might have died of complications from both.
The APC leader noted that there is nothing to warrant him to self-isolate as his late aide did not die of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Cable has reported that former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has submitted his samples for coronavirus testing by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
According to the exclusive report by the online newspaper, Tinubu and some of his very close aides took the test on Saturday, April 25 as a precaution following the death of one of the politician's aides just over a day ago.
Legit.ng could immediately verify the report but the news medium quoted sources as saying that the results of the tests are expected on Monday, April 27.
In another report, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has paid a heartfelt tribute to his "extraordinary and most trusted security aide,'' Alhaji Lateef Raheem, who passed away on Friday, April 24, due to complications from high blood pressure and diabetes.
In a tribute to the deceased posted on his Twitter handle, overtly grief-stricken Tinubu described late Raheem's death as a colossal loss which "cuts severely."
The APC leader expressed shock over Raheem's death and added that he had conversation with the deceased on Wednesday, April 23, two days after he reported to work only to complain he was feeling a bit under the weather.
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