According to SaharaReporters, Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, had surgery last week and may be billed for another one due to an unspecified illness.
For a long time, the APC National Leader has been absent from official and party functions in the country.
amid speculation that he is being groomed to succeed Muhammadu Buhari’s repressive regime as President of Nigeria in 2023.
Tinubu is being treated in a hospital in Maryland, where his health is deteriorating. He was unable to attend the opening of his Arewa library, and he was unable to vote in the Local Government Area elections last week. Due to health issues, he was unable to attend today’s APC congress.
“He had surgery last week,” a reliable source revealed.
Tinubu was also reported sick and hospitalized in Paris, France in January 2021 Tinubu had previously complained of exhaustion and had gone out to rest before news of his collapse spread.
In the first week of January, he was flown to Paris for medical treatment.
SaharaReporters had on June 15 reported that Tinubu was also in Paris, battling some old age illnesses.
“Tinubu is in Paris, France for a medical checkup. His health is deteriorating. Old age and other stuff, but he still wants to be president. This could mean another medical tourism presidency for our country,” a top source had at that time revealed.
SaharaReporters had reported the conspicuous absence of Tinubu during the one-day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to commission various projects in Lagos State.
SaharaReporters had learnt that the Presidency, against its former custom, refused to extend an invitation to Tinubu ahead of the visit which should make him feel welcome at the ceremony, and the camp of the APC leader felt embarrassed by the Presidency’s decision.
Top sources had also revealed that Tinubu did not feel comfortable to stay in Lagos during the Presidential visit in order to hide the growing battle between the two from public glare and he instead decided to embark on a journey.
Earlier, the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, had tried to downplay the obvious rift between the two leaders and their camps, saying the interview the President granted to Arise Interview where he mentioned Lagos was not in reference to Buhari.
“You cannot sit there in Lagos, for instance, and decide on the fate of APC on zoning,” Buhari had said while responding to a question during the interview.
“The hope of this administration is to see APC last beyond it. Therefore we should allow the party to decide. The restructuring of the party has begun from the bottom to the top with the membership card registration. Every member of the party must be involved. We will soon conduct our convention. No single member of the party will be allowed to go against the wish of the party.”
Shehu had maintained that there was no rift between the two leaders and the reference to Lagos was not to Tinubu.