Return of Jagaban: Tinubu Finally Opens up on Health Status

Return of Jagaban: Tinubu Finally Opens up on Health Status

  • President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has finally opened up on his health status to clear controversies
  • Following his return from a long vacation in Paris, France, the former Lagos state governor said he is healthy
  • He urged Nigerians to ignore and disregard rumours about his health status, noting that he is ready to resume as President of Nigeria

FCT, Abuja - Nigeria's president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged Nigerians not to pay attention to speculations about his health status.

Tinubu made this known on Monday, April 24, shortly after his return from holidays in Paris, France.

President-elect, Bola Tinubu waves at his supporters on Monday, April 24, at the Abuja Airport after almost a month in France. Photo: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

As quoted in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, the former Lagos state governor said:

“I’m happy to be back. I have rested, I’m refreshed and I’m ready for the task ahead.

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“Forget about what the rumour mill may have told you. I’m strong, very strong.”

Upon his return, Tinubu was welcomed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with streams of high-profile dignitaries and his supporters chanting his name ''Jagaban", PM News reported.

The APC stalwart was seen waving and blowing kisses to his supporters, and in excitement, he displayed the peace sign with his right hand while waving in excitement.

As reported by TheCable, Tinubu has been on a rest leave since the conclusion of the gubernatorial election.

Rahman revealed that the president-elect had been resting in France while visiting Saudi Arabia to observe the lesser hajj during Ramadan.

However, Tinubu's absence triggered a lot of rumours and speculation about his health status, with critics stating that he had been away for a medical check-up because of an unidentified health problem.

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Meanwhile, Tinubu's camp repeatedly denied the claims noting that the president-elect had been on a voyage consulting stakeholders in setting his team for the incoming administration.

City Boy, as his supporters fondly call him, is expected to be inaugurated as the new President of Nigeria on Monday, May 29, at the legendary Eagle Square Abuja to begin his first stint at the State House in Aso Rock.

Peter Obi knocks Tinubu as he returns to Nigeria, reveals why he can't rest

Meanwhile, in a veiled message, Peter Obi of the Labour Party has shaded Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, on his return to Nigeria from France.

During his visit to the Muslim community in Awka, the Anambra state capital, Obi said no serious leader would leave the country to rest somewhere else with the situation of Nigeria now.

The former governor of Anambra state said he had not rested since the election ended because of Nigeria's current dilemma.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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