…Undergoes Surgery

The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, nad former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is allegedly presently hospitalised in a Maryland, the United States of America, USA, hospital.

It was further gleaned that Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, underwent a surgery last week and is said to be billed to undergo another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed ailment.

It would be recalled that Tinubu has been off official and party functions in the country for a long time, amidst talks that he is being positioned to succeed the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

An authoritative, but anonymous source said, “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 elections held in Lagos State last week. He could not attend today’s APC congress due to health reasons.

“He had a surgery last week.”

Recall that in January 2021, Tinubu was hospitalized in France for an undisclosed ailment.

Tinubu had earlier complained of exhaustion and had travelled out to rest before the news of his collapse gone viral.

He was thereafter flown to Paris for medical attention in the first week of January.

SaharaReporters had on June 15 reported that Tinubu was also in Paris, battling some old age illnesses.

A top source close to the APC Leader had revealed to SaharaReporters that “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.”

Recall also that SaharaReporters had reported the conspicuous absence of Tinubu during the one-day working visit of President Buhari to commission various projects in Lagos State.

It was learnt that the Presidency, against its former custom, had refused to extend an invitation to Tinubu ahead of Buhari’s visit, which should make him feel welcome at the ceremony, and this development was said to have embarrassed the APC Leader’s camp.

Signs of not too cozy relationship between Buhari and Tinubu had emerged when the President, in an Arise TV interview said, “You cannot sit there in Lagos, for instance, and decide on the fate of APC on zoning.

“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.”

Top sources had revealed that Tinubu did not feel comfortable to stay in Lagos during the President’s visit in order to hide the growing battle between the two from public glare, instead decided to embark on a journey.

Recall also that the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, had tried to downplay the obvious rift between the two leaders and their camps, when he said that the interview Buhari granted was not about Tinubu.

He maintained that there was no rift between the two leaders and the reference to Lagos was not to Tinubu.


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