The former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is currently hospitalised in Maryland, the United States.
SaharaReporters revealed that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had surgery last week and might undergo another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed illness.
Tinubu had been away from the political scene for a while, amidst reports of him planning to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
“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 surgery last week,” an reliable source revealed.
Recall that Tinubu in January 2021, was also reported sick and hospitalised in Paris, France.
Tinubu had earlier complained of exhaustion and had travelled abroad to rest before the news of his collapse gone viral.
He was flown to Paris for medical attention in the first week of January.
“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 top source had at that time revealed.
Meanwhile, Tunde Rahman, the media adviser Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said his principal is fine, hale and hearty contrary to a widespread rumour of his health.
He made the clarification in a statement on Saturday.
The statement read in part:.”His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is fine. He is hale and hearty. He is not in any hospital. He has no medical problem that would require hospitalization.
“Yes, he is out of the country at the moment. He will be back shortly. Anytime he travels out of the country, the next thing some mischievous people would say is he is sick, hospitalized or has died.
“It is shameful that perpetrators of this evil are not deterred by the fact that each time this fake news has been propagated, they have been proven wrong.
“Who really is afraid of Asiwaju Tinubu? Those wishing Asiwaju Tinubu evil or dead should be careful. They should know the matter of life and death is in the hand of only God Almighty.”