- Tunde Rahman, the media aide to APC chieftain Bola Tinubu has debunked the sick/death rumours being peddled about his principal
- Tinubu is not dead nor hospitalised but he is currently out of Nigeria, Rahman said in a statement released on Saturday, July 31
- The media aide added that his principal is hale and hearty and will shortly return to the country
The Nation reported that Rahman said this in a statement released on Saturday, July 31, following rumours that the former Lagos state governor had passed on.
The statement read:
“His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is fine. He is hale and hearty. He is not in any hospital. He has no medical problem that would require hospitalisation.
“Yes, he is out of the country at the moment. He will be back shortly."
Persistent rumours about Tinubu's health
Rahman said some mischievous people have made it a habit to peddle rumours about Tinubu's health anytime he travels out of the country.
He advised those peddling the rumours to be careful, noting that "the matter of life and death is in the hand of only God Almighty.”
The statement added:
“Who really is afraid of Asiwaju Tinubu? Those wishing Asiwaju Tinubu evil or dead should be careful. They should know the matter of life and death is in the hand of only God Almighty.”
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In another report, Joe Igbokwe, the special adviser to Lagos state governor on drainage and water resources, said "things will be okay" if Tinubu becomes the president of Nigeria.
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Igbokwe, a chieftain of the ruling APC, said this while fielding questions in an interview with BBC Pidgin.
Asked if he sees Tinubu, an APC national leader, as a potential president, he said:
"If he becomes the president of this country, things will be okay. Things will be fine. He's a builder. He laid the foundation for the growth of Lagos. And Lagos is now the fifth-largest economy in Africa. So he can deliver."