The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu has undergone one other knee surgical procedure on the John Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, the United States, SaharaReporters has gathered.
The APC chieftain, it was learnt, left the US for the United Kingdom on crutches, a number of days after the surgical procedure.
Sources near Tinubu advised SaharaReporters that he needed the surgical procedure in Paris, France however modified his plan over hearsay of his dying.
“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 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 a surgical procedure about two weeks earlier and could possibly be billed for one more one.
The APC National Leader has been off official and get together 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 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.
A couple of days after the story, pictures of Tinubu internet hosting Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state in London surfaced the place the duo have been seen collectively in a room.
Reports have 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 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.
“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 high supply had at the moment revealed.
SaharaReporters had reported the conspicuous absence of Tinubu throughout the one-day working go to of President Buhari to inaugurate varied initiatives in Lagos State.
Earlier, the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, had tried to downplay the plain rift between the 2 leaders and their camps, saying the interview the President granted to Arise Interview the place he talked about Lagos was not about Buhari.
“You cannot sit there in Lagos, for instance, and decide on the fate of APC on zoning,” Buhari had mentioned whereas responding to a query throughout the interview.
“The hope of this administration is to see APC last beyond it. Therefore we should allow the party to decide. The restructuring of the party has begun from the bottom to the top with the membership card registration. Every member of the party must be involved. We will soon conduct our convention. No single member of the party will be allowed to go against the wish of the party.”
Shehu had maintained that there was no rift between the 2 leaders and the reference to Lagos was to not Tinubu.