‘I’m A Little Emotional, I Returned Hale, Hearty And Well’—Ex-Lagos Governor, Tinubu Tells Gathering At Welcome-back Event

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has gone on his first outing since his return from the United Kingdom (UK) final Friday evening.

The former Lagos State governor, on Sunday, reunited together with his political associates and protégés at a welcome-back occasion and prayer hosted by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on the State House in Marina.

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Tinubu was obtained at 2: 45 pm by Sanwo-Olu in firm together with his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde.

An announcement from the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Gboyega Akosile, stated the occasion was attended by all elected workplace holders and political appointees in Lagos. 

The attendees included the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa.

Members of the State Executive Council, Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) and council chairmen had been additionally in attendance.

SaharaReporters had solely reported Tinubu’s quiet return to Nigeria on Friday after spending months abroad for medical care.

This medium had earlier reported his deliberate return to a “grand welcome” organised by his political associates on Sunday.

However, attributable to his incapacity to face the rigours of a bodily rally, the ex-Lagos governor quietly entered into the nation on Friday as a substitute of Sunday (at this time), shunning any pre-arranged fanfare. ‘I'm A Little Emotional, I Returned Hale, Hearty And Well’—Ex-Lagos Governor, Tinubu Tells Gathering At Welcome-back Event 3

SaharaReporters had reported {that a} grand welcome was being organized on the Nigeria Police College in Ikeja, Lagos for the politician.

However, high sources confirmed his ‘early’ return to SaharaReporters on Friday.

“Tinubu has quietly returned tonight. He returned quietly but can’t stand the rigours of a physical rally.

“He arrived on a Falcon jet with registration number VP-CBT. The tracking for the jet is blocked on aviation tracking platforms,” a supply had disclosed. ‘I'm A Little Emotional, I Returned Hale, Hearty And Well’—Ex-Lagos Governor, Tinubu Tells Gathering At Welcome-back Event 4

Tinubu, clad in a darkish gray kaftan and a blue cap on Sunday, stated he was extremely elated to return to the nation after his three-month medical tourism.

He stated the prayer occasion was an emotional one for him, including that he was overwhelmed by good needs from Nigerians whereas he was away.

Tinubu stated: “I’m a little emotional now but I’m happy. God is the giver of life and the only one who can take life. And he (God) says if I grant you power and the privilege in this life; I am the only one who can take it from you if you don’t use it in the way and manner that promotes humanity. God can give power to anyone he wills.

“It is the same God that has spared us till today and has given us the privilege. I give glory to God, because I’m standing before you hale, hearty and well. Today is a day of joy for me, having fixed today for this great event. We are here giving praises to God. May God bless all of you in attendance. I am grateful. I cannot say more than that today. Thank you all.”

Sanwo-Olu described Tinubu’s return as excellent news for his supporters throughout the nation, noting that the APC chief had been rejuvenated with renewed vigour for his subsequent political transfer.

He stated: “We have countless reasons to be grateful to God for bringing Asiwaju back home, fully rejuvenated. Since Friday when our leader and father came back, it has been a joyful moment for the teeming residents of Lagos, his supporters and Nigerians across the country. We give glory to God who brought you (Tinubu) back with sound health and stronger vigour.

“On behalf of all political office holders, party leaders and faithful, we welcome our leader back and we give praises to God on his behalf that the intention of evil-minded people who spread malicious rumour against our leader did not materialise. This event shows Asiwaju is healthy and possesses more energy to embark on his next move in politics.”

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