THE presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has returned to the country after weeks in the United Kingdom.
Tinubu’s plane arrived at the Abuja international airport at about 6:00 p.m.
In a tweet on Thursday, presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, said Tinubu had returned to Abuja.
He said, “Our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has returned to Abuja from London.”
The flagbearer of the ruling party has been away from the country for the last few days.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu returns to Nigeria after a consultative visit to the United Kingdom. He is received by VP Candidate Senator @KashimSM, DG of the Presidential Campaign Council, Governor Lalong, Former Governor Adams Oshiomole among other political associates pic.twitter.com/Kz1fROBdN9
— Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) October 6, 2022
The sudden trip has since generated speculations on whether Tinubu is medically fit for the presidential race.
His absence in the country at the time the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifted the ban on campaign activities also generated the #WhereIsTinubu hashtag on social media as his opponents claimed he was badly sick.
To douse the speculations over his health status, Tinubu posted a video of him working out on his verified Twitter handle @officialABAT on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
His caption to the eight-second video read, “Many have said I have died; others claim I have withdrawn from the presidential campaign.
“This is the reality: I am strong, I am healthy and I am READY to serve Nigerians from Day One.
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