The health of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, has raised concerns among his supporters, as the various surgeries he underwent appeared to have affected his hands “badly”.
SaharaReporters learned that Tinubu’s condition is currently so critical that both hands are shaking violently and he has to lean on his guests to pose for photos.
Political supporters and godchildren of the APC leader still flock to London, UK, for a solidarity visit – the latest being House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
The two were pictured sitting as Tinubu tried to put away his walking stick, unlike President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit in mid-last month.
A close source of the APC leader told SaharaReporters that Tinubu is making serious frantic efforts to stand up while his hands and legs are currently failing him.
“Tinubu is in intensive physical therapy. The hands tremble violently. The two hands are badly affected after several surgeries. You notice that when taking pictures he leans on his guests or gets wedged in to avoid the embarrassing condition of the hands,” he added.
SaharaReporters had reported on Aug. 12 that President Muhammadu Buhari visited Tinubu in London after his (Tinubu) second surgery at the time.
Tinubu was seen with a cane during Buhari’s visit, confirming SaharaReporters’ story that he underwent knee surgery at John Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, US.
The APC chief, it was learned, left the US on crutches on crutches a few days after surgery.
SaharaReporters had also reported that sources close to Tinubu said he wanted the surgery in Paris, France, but his plan changed due to rumors of his death.
SaharaReporters had reported on July 31 that Tinubu, who has made several medical trips this year alone, had undergone surgery about two weeks earlier and could have a new one.
The APC national leader has been out of official and party positions in the country for some time amid talks that he will be positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed Buhari’s incumbent repressive regime.
“Tinubu is in hospital in Maryland, USA. His health leaves much to be desired. He was unable to participate in the launch of his Arewa library, and he was unable to participate in the municipal elections last week. Due to health reasons, he was unable to attend the APC conference today. He had surgery last week,” an authoritative source told SaharaReporters at the time.
SaharaReporters had reported on Aug. 26 that Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his Ekiti State counterpart Kayode Fayemi had visited Tinubu in London.
The two governors reportedly covered political events in the country and the call for the Southwest presidency in 2023, as well as bolstering Tinubu’s rise.
In addition to Fayemi and Akeredolu, the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu’s godson, paid the first visit to the national leader of the APC in July.
Also, a former national legal adviser to the APC, Dr. Muiz Banire, visited the former governor of Lagos to express his solidarity with him and wish him a speedy recovery.