President Muhammadu Buhari has visited the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu in London.
1st News reports that the President was captured in a number of photos during the visit on Thursday, August 12, 2021.
The development comes amid swirling rumours over the health of Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State; with a number of media reports (not 1st News) alleging that he was severely incapacitated. Some of the reports had even claimed that Tinubu had undergone surgery over the undisclosed ailment.
Pictures of President Buhari’s visit to Tinubu in the United Kingdom hit the social media on Thursday. The pictures were shared on social media platform, Facebook by a presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad. In one of the shots, Tinubu was seen leaning on a walking stick as he posed with the president. Other pictures showed him seated and in conversation with Buhari.
1st Newsreports that the visit of the President to Tinubu in London marks the third high-profile courtesy call on the APC National Leader. Last weekend, incumbent Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had visited the alleged ailing politician. Also, a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke, had also been pictured on a visit to the politician.
At the end of his visit, Sanwo-Olu had dispelled the rumours of his mentor’s ill-health.
Equally important, Tunde Rahman, a media aide to Tinubu had been forced to put out a statement debunking reports of his principal’s hospitalization. The move came in the wake of the persistent rumours that had trailed the politician’s prolonged stay in the UK.
But although the statement went some way to pour cold water on the rumours at the time; 1st News reports that the continued absence of the renowned politician has kept tongues wagging. The latest visit by President Buhari is expected to further bring some relief to the ongoing saga.
Meanwhile, Buhari is in the United Kingdom for an Education Summit during which he is expected to also see his physicians.
Below are photos from the President’s courtesy call on the APC National Leader.