The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is expected in Nigeria before the end of the day.
The Special Assistant on Digital Communications to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this in a post on his Twitter page, on Thursday.
Tinubu left the country on September 24. The news of his departure has triggered a wave of speculations about his health, with rumours swirling about his death, especially following his inability to attend the peace accord ceremony for presidential aspirants in Abuja.
In an attempt to debunk the rumours about his health, Tinubu posted an eight seconds video of himself riding a bike on his verified Twitter page, as proof that he was fine.
The presidential hopeful also declared that he was hale and hearty and ready to serve Nigeria from day one.
“Many have said I have died; others claimed I have withdrawn from the presidential race. Well…nope. This is the reality: I am strong, I am healthy and I am ready to serve Nigeria from day one,” he wrote.
Another picture of him wearing a suit while having a conversation with billionaire businessman, Yemi Idowu, who had shown interest in investing in Nollywood, and the owner of the defunct hiTv, Toyin Subair in London was also posted on Tuesday. However, they did little to stop the speculation about his health.
Weighing in on Thursday, the APC presidential campaign council spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, said Tinubu is hale and hearty.
Dismissing speculations that Tinubu had travelled out of the country to seek medical assistance, Keyamo sad he spoke with Tinubu’s son, Seyi, earlier on Thursday, saying the former Lagos governor will be back in he country soon.
In a tweet he posted on Thursday evening, Ahmad, who is also a member of the APC presidential campaign council, wrote: “After days of intensive political consultations and meetings in London, our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is expected back in Abuja, later today.”
While the former Lagos State governor was in London, he held several consultative meetings with some prominent Nigerians, including billionaire businessman, Yemi Idowu, who had shown interest in investing in Nollywood, and the owner of the defunct hiTv, Toyin Subair.