Election 2023 – Onanuga: Tinubu on Vacation not sick. The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council has refuted rumors that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the incoming president, has been flown overseas for emergency medical care.
The claimed ailment of the former governor of Lagos and his late Tuesday night flight to London, United Kingdom, have been widely reported in the media.
A petition to protest the results of Saturday’s presidential election that produced the president-elect was submitted by Labour Party candidate Peter Obi hours prior to the latest development.
It’s not the first time the president-elect has allegedly been flown abroad for medical attention.
The PUNCH reported on a like situation in August of last year, just before the election campaign got underway.
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In response to the news of Tinubu’s illness on Wednesday, Bayo Onanuga, the director of media and publicity for the APC PCC, refuted the claim and stated that Tinubu is on vacation not sick. He said his leader had just traveled abroad for rest.
Onanuga further stated that after following the yearly Muslim fast, he will use the chance of his vacation to perform the minor Hajj pilgrimage known as Umrah.
“Which Asiwaju is ill. Was he not seen when he went to cast his vote? Does he look like a sick man? The man just travelled on vacation. He went to take a rest. I think he wants to use the opportunity to observe Ramadan outside the country and move to Umrah from there before returning to Nigeria.
“This man has been on the move since last year and, sincerely, deserves all the rest he can get. His office will soon issue a statement.”