Friday, 19 September 2014

Tinubu Returns To Lagos, Denies Rumours That He Was Seriously Sick

Former Governor of Lagos state Bola Asiwaju Tinubu returned to Lagos Thursday Sept 18 after a prolonged trip abroad. Speaking to journalists at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport  Lagos, the APC chieftain denied rumours that he was seriously ill. He said he was never indisposed during his trip abroad.

“I’m as fit as a fiddle. There was nothing wrong before I left the country. We had the Osun gubernatorial election and I’d planned a long vacation and some other research assignments in the political arena. It was to learn from people who had experienced the development of opposition parties in the past,' he said. 

On why he refused to divulge his location while abroad, Tinubu said, “I don’t have to disclose to people my vacation location. But it was very shocking and sad that there were speculations about my health. This is a sign of the lack of trust people have for leadership in the country. When I had the knee problem, I disclosed to Nigerians that I was going for a knee surgery and I came back. Even then, they started peddling rumors. I don’t know whether some people deliberately insinuate that I have a medical problem. It seems like a deliberate falsehood to me. It is all lies. There was no day that I had the need for even Panadol since I left this country for this trip. I was very busy, reading and talking to people of great intelligence that I believe I could gain from politically.”

After stating that he wanted divine forgiveness for those spreading rumors of his illness, Mr. Tinubu added, “I wish them all they wish for me.

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