Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of the national leaders and founders of Nigeria’s new political party, the All Progressives Congress will have surgery on his knee Tuesday in the United States, a short statement from his media office said today.
Tinubu has been out of Nigeria since the second week of July, spending weeks in United Kingdom before moving to the United States.
In his absence from home, the APC was registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The following day, the former Lagos Action Congress of Nigeria hoisted the flag of the new party.
Tinubu’s non-appearance at such an important political event had spurred speculations about his whereabouts.
But the statement today appeared to have put all permutations to rest.
“Based on previous sports injury on one of his knees and recent further aggravation on the knee from rigorous political and family related activities, he has been advised by his doctors, despite his persistent reluctance that orthopedic surgery is necessary at this time”, said the statement.
” Former Governor Tinubu is expected to resume his normal political activities and public engagements following clearance from his doctors.