Friday, September 19, 2014

Bola Tinubu Is Back To Nigeria, Rubbishes Rumors of Sickness

APC national leaders and former Governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, returned to Nigeria on Thursday after a prolonged trip abroad and denied rumors that he was seriously ill.

Speaking to reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Tinubu said he was never indisposed during his trip abroad. He asked God to forgive those who spread rumors about his ill health.
"I'm as fit as a fiddle," said the former governor. He added: "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."

Defending the apparent secrecy about his location abroad, Mr. 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."

To all those spreading rumours that he was sick, Tinubu said "I wish them all they wish for me."

Speaking on Nigerian politics, the APC leader said that Nigerians had become tired of the kind of leadership provided by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). "The entire nation has lost its trust in the ruling party. It is a challenging time and we have to be very careful. The APC has all the ingredients to save Nigeria and we shall save our dear country," he said.