The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, is prone to return to Nigeria on Sunday to a “grand welcome” already being deliberate by his political associates, SaharaReporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters gathered that regardless of Tinubu’s difficult well being situation, the return is being deliberate to make folks assume the APC chief is wholesome and match for the a lot talked about 2023 presidency.
Top sources revealed that after his deliberate return on Sunday, Tinubu will return overseas to have extra surgical procedures – proof that every one will not be but effectively with the previous Lagos governor.
“Tinubu is planning a choreographed return to Nigeria on Sunday. Baba (Tinubu) will return for more surgeries shortly after. A grand welcome is being arranged at the Nigeria Police College in Ikeja, Lagos.
“That’s if everything goes as planned and his health permits him to take the gruesome trip – because the trip is also going to tell on his recuperation,” one of many sources revealed.
SaharaReporters had final week reported that Tinubu confirmed that he went by means of a difficult well being disaster, saying his “physiotherapy was gruesome.”
Tinubu mentioned this whereas addressing members of the House of Representatives northern caucus who visited him in London final Friday.
The former governor, who has been within the United Kingdom for the final three months since present process knee surgical procedure, informed the gathering, “Because of God and people like you, I am well. It is just the physio (physiotherapy) that is gruesome.”
Since his departure, Tinubu’s London dwelling has change into a mecca of kinds as he has been visited by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).
SaharaReporters had additionally reported that Fayemi confirmed that Tinubu had surgical procedure just lately and he (Fayemi) was in London to indicate solidarity with him.
The governor had mentioned, “He (Akeredolu) and I were in London together to see our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, but it had absolutely nothing to do with 2023 presidential plans whatsoever. That’s not the reason why we went there.
“Asiwaju had just surgery; it is simply proper etiquette or behaviour both in the part of the country where I come from but also generally that when a friend and elder is undergoing health challenges, it would be improper on your part not to show solidarity and support.”
Tinubu’s well being has been a topic of controversy of late.
President Muhammadu Buhari additionally made a shock go to to Tinubu in London the place he was seen leaning on a strolling stick.
SaharaReporters had reported that Tinubu underwent knee surgical procedure on the John Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, US.
The APC chieftain, it was learnt, left the US for the United Kingdom on crutches, a couple of days after the surgical procedure.
Sources near Tinubu informed SaharaReporters that he needed the surgical procedure in Paris, France however modified his plan after rumours of his loss of life unfold in Nigeria.
“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 yr alone, had surgical procedure about two weeks earlier and could possibly be billed for an additional one.
The APC National Leader has been off official and social gathering features within the nation for some time, amidst talks that he’s being positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent repressive regime of 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.
A number of days after the story, pictures of Tinubu internet hosting Sanwo-Olu in London surfaced the place the duo have been seen collectively in a room.
Reports had it that the assembly was held to place an finish to speculations surrounding the APC National Leader’s well being standing.
In January 2021, Tinubu was additionally reported to be in poor health 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 with some old-age ailment.
“Tinubu is in Paris, France for a medical checkup. His health is deteriorating. Old age and other stuff, but he still wants to be president. This could mean another medical tourism presidency for our country,” a prime supply had revealed at the moment.