About five Nigerian senators have joined the political pilgrimage to London, the United Kingdom, to visit the ailing National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu.
In the latest photograph, Tinubu, who has undergone several knee surgeries, is sandwiched between the senators, with his right arm and side of the body leaning on one of them.
The senators were; Opeyemi Bamidele from the Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Solomon Adeola representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Tokunbo Abiru, representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Adelere Oriolowo from the Osun West Senatorial District and Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Musa.
One of the senators, Adeola, posted the visit on his Facebook, while subtly campaigning for the ailing APC leader to take over the helms of affairs of Nigeria in 2023.
“Today, I visited the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in London, United Kingdom with Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Senator Adeyemi Oriolowo, Senator Tokunbo Abiru and other political stakeholders. We moveeee....On your Mandate We Shall Stand,” he wrote.
SaharaReporters had last week reported that Tinubu received at least 23 Nigerian top government officials including President Muhammadu Buhari in his London residence as state officials continue to squander Nigeria’s scarce resources.
The recent visits have turned the London residence of the APC leader to a Mecca of some sort
SaharaReporters had also reported that the health condition of Tinubu raised more concerns among his supporters, as the several surgeries he underwent seemed to have “badly affected” his hands.
SaharaReporters had learnt that Tinubu’s condition was presently so critical such that the two hands shake violently and he has to lean on his guests to pose for photographs.
Political supporters and godsons of the APC leader had continued to troop to London, UK, on a solidarity visit including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
A close source to the APC leader told SaharaReporters that Tinubu makes serious frantic efforts to stand as his hands and legs currently fail him.
“Tinubu is in intense physiotherapy. The hands shake violently. The two hands are badly affected after several surgeries. You notice that when taking photos, he leans on his guests or gets sandwiched to avoid the embarrassing conditions of the hands,” he had added.
SaharaReporters had on August 12 reported that Buhari visited Tinubu in London after his (Tinubu) second surgery at that time.
Tinubu had been seen with a walking stick during Buhari’s visit, confirming SaharaReporters’ story that he underwent a knee surgery at the John Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, US.
The APC chieftain, it had been learnt, left the US for the United Kingdom on crutches, a few days after the surgery.
SaharaReporters had also reported that sources close to Tinubu said he wanted the surgery in Paris, France but changed his plan over rumours of his death.
SaharaReporters had on July 31 reported that Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, had a surgery about two weeks earlier and could be billed for another one.