News Online understands that Bola Tinubu a former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is presently in Paris, the French capital, for a medical checkup as his health is fast deteriorating.
According to a report monitored on SaharaReporters by NewsOnline Nigeria, Bola Tinubu is away and there is no timeline for his medical treatment, as he is currently reportedly battling some old-age ailments.
The report quoted a top source to have said that: “Tinubu is in Paris, France for a medical checkup. His health is deteriorating due to old age.”
Though Bola Tinubu has not openly declared his intention to run for president in 2023, Newsone understands that it is an open secret that he intends to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bola Tinubu’s posters have already flooded Abuja and so were bags of rice branded as ‘Jagaban Rice’, which flooded Kano in April.
Bola Tinubu celebrated his 69th birthday in Kano State, northern Nigeria, a decision which generated various comments but the former Lagos state governor claimed the move was to prove that Nigeria is one.
Tinubu met with some scholars who threw their weight behind his “2023 presidential ambition” in December 2020.
The APC National Leader had also been to Kaduna and Katsina states, which are among the states with the largest voting populations in the country. He had also recently donated the sum of N50 million to victims of a recent fire outbreak at Katsina Central Market in Katsina State.
This was even as he paid sympathy visits to traders and other victims of the fire outbreak in company with the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari.
Nigeria is already suffering for voting for Buhari, who had spent a considerable time, that should have been used to work for the country, treating himself abroad, on taxpayers’ funds.
“Tinubu still wants to be president. This could mean another medical tourism presidency for our country,” another source told SaharaReporters.
Tinubu was reported sick and hospitalised in Paris, France In January 2021. He had earlier complained of exhaustion and travelled out to rest before the news of his collapse went viral. The top APC chieftain was flown to Paris for medical attention in the first week of January.
Meanwhile, Newonline Nigeria reports that Bola Tinubu was absent during the one-day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project in Lagos State.