The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has returned to Nigeria amid reports of his death in the United Arab Emirates.
The news of Tinubu’s death spread on Tuesday following a report online that he died as a result of ill-health in the UAE.
However, amid confusion over the report, the Tinubu Media Office released images of the two term former Governor of Lagos State arriving the country via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.
Dressed in a blue native attired, Tinubu was shown going through the arrival process and in a video.
Shortly before he arrived though, the Founder of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Movement, Abiodun Ajiboye, has debunked the rumour of the death of the APC National Leader.
Ajiboye said: “Looking through the story, you can see that the story is not professionally written, the story refused to disclose the precise time he was flown out and nature of the ailment, the story refused to state the surrounding circumstances and lastly, they do not even know the name of the hospital he has been flown to.
“All this simply attest to the fact that it is not a credible story, but rumour to fill the media space. For the avoidance of doubt, Asiwaju has a registered hospital he attends in London and his regular doctors who have his medical history. So, the question of undisclosed location is just to lay further credence to the fact that the report is fake news.
“By and large, it is not uncommon for Asiwaju at 69 to go for regular medical check-ups, I hereby implore all and sundry to disregard the news flying around about his state of health, he is hale and hearty. Asiwaju is due back today, as I speak, he is due back very shortly.”