- Former Lagos state governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu is said to be in good health following his trip abroad
- According to an aide to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu traveled abroad for consultation
- The aide was reported to have declared that the presidential aspirant would return back to the country next week
The report that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu because of health reasons has been rejected.
According to an aide to the former governor of Lagos state, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu is in fine health and excellent spirits.
He insisted that Tinubu travelled overseas to hold some meetings and further consultations in line with his 2023 presidential ambition, Punch Newspaper reports.
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“Asiwaju’s trip to the UK (United Kingdom) is not to rest or because of any illness.
“While abroad, Asiwaju is maintaining a vigorous schedule of meetings and consultations on a range of important matters.
“Whether at home or abroad, the daily schedule of Asiwaju is vibrant and full. Most people couldn’t sustain his high level of activity. This speaks to his exceptional intellectual energy and his commitment to achievement.”
“Asiwaju will return to Nigeria next week once this set of meetings and talks abroad is completed."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has endorsed the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The monarch made his stance known in a video shared on Twitter by a one of the support groups of the former Lagos state governor, Progressives For BAT.
In the video, the monarch said:
“When people believe it could not be done, he did it. Look at Lagos, the programmes he formulated, followed by successive governments, Lagos today is one of the best city in Africa, if not in the world. This is coming from a brain of a single person.”
2023: Lagos APC reiterates support for Tinubu's presidential ambition
Meanwhile, All Progressives Congress, APC, publicity secretary in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, has dismissed concerns over Tinubu's age, educational qualification, and source of wealth.
There have been a series of allegations against the former Lagos state governor in the public space after the declaration of his ambition to contest in the 2023 presidential poll.
Oladejo, on Tuesday, January 25, during a media parley on a wide range of issues, charged those kicking against Tinubu's presidential ambition to be democratic and provide facts rather than resorting to cheap blackmail.
2023: MURIC berates Afenifere for not supporting Tinubu
On its part, an Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has tackled the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, over the latter’s refusal to support Tinubu's presidential ambition.
MURIC argued that Tinubu deserves Afenifere’s support in view of his active role in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.
The group made its stance known in a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, January 25, and seen by Legit.ng.