The Presidency has cleared the air on why President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday visited the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu.
The Presidency mentioned it was a “goodwill visit” and never associated to the 2023 politics or some permutations of Tinubu succeeding Buhari in workplace.
Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, acknowledged these, insisting that his principal didn’t go to the APC National Leader to debate the 2023 elections.
According to Adesina, it’s too early for Buhari to assist any aspirant.
He began this throughout an interview with Channels Television on Friday.
Adesina mentioned, “We don’t believe what we read on social media. We have read a lot about Tinubu’s health. The president’s visit was a goodwill visit. The president still has two years less three months left. So, for him to start supporting somebody now will be like jumping the gun. You know President Buhari will never do that.
“Before the 2019 election, people began to campaign for him, even before INEC blew the whistle for campaign to start. He was the one who came out to say, ‘No, don’t do it; don’t jump the gun.”
SaharaReporters had on Thursday reported that Buhari visited Tinubu in London, the United Kingdom, the place the APC chief is at the moment stress-free after present process a second surgical procedure in a single month.
Tinubu was seen with a strolling stick throughout Buhari’s go to, confirming SaharaReporters’ story that he underwent a second surgical procedure within the United States.
SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that Tinubu underwent a knee surgical procedure on the John Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, US.
The APC chieftain, it had been learnt, left the US for the United Kingdom on crutches, a number of days after the surgical procedure.
On Thursday, Tinubu obtained Buhari leaning on a strolling stick.
“You see he couldn’t hide that he had difficulty walking after undergoing his second surgery. He went to UK on crutches but took a walking stick to see Buhari,” a supply had revealed.
SaharaReporters had additionally reported that sources near Tinubu mentioned he wished the surgical procedure in Paris, France however modified his plan over rumours of his loss of life.
“Tinubu had his second surgery at John Hopkins University in Maryland recently. He was accompanied by a popular Nigerian doctor in Chicago. He had wanted the surgery in Paris but when rumour was rife about his death, 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 12 months alone, had a surgical procedure about two weeks earlier and might be billed for an additional one.
The APC National Leader has been off official and get together capabilities within the nation for some time, amidst talks that he’s being positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent repressive regime of Muhammadu Buhari.
“Tinubu is hospitalised in Maryland, US. His health is failing. He couldn’t participate in launching his Arewa library, and he couldn’t participate in the Local Government Area elections last week. He could not attend today’s APC congress due to health reasons.
“He had a surgery last week,” an authoritative supply had disclosed.
In January 2021, Tinubu was additionally reported 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 some previous age ailment.