After one month leave, Tinubu returns, says I’m fit to assume presidential duties

President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday, expressed readiness for the responsibilities attached to being Nigeria’s president from May 29.

Tinubu spoke shortly after returning to the country after about a month’s holiday in Paris, France.

Speculations were rife while Tinubu was abroad that he was undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

But Tinubu dismissed rumours about his health while addressing his supporters who besieged the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, where his plane landed.

He said, “I’m happy to be back. I have rested, I’m refreshed and I’m ready for the task ahead.

“Forget about what the rumour mill may have told you. I’m strong, very strong.”

Concerning his plans for the country, the President-elect said he had been consulting and planning with a view to putting together a strong team so he could hit the ground running once he assumes office on May 29.

Tinubu also later posted a tweet, saying he was glad to be back in the country.

“I am extremely excited to be back home and deeply humbled by the warm welcome I received on my return to Abuja today. Thank you all for your love and support. Our promise to deliver a nation of Renewed Hope for all Nigerians remains in motion,” he tweeted.

Tinubu, who was in company with his wife, Senator Remi Tinubu, and son, Seyi Tinubu, was received by Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima; House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila as well as Governors Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Abubakar Sani-Bello (Niger) and former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff.

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; APC Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Abubakar Kyari; Deputy National Chairman, South, Barrister Emma Enekwu, and National Woman Leader, Dr. Betta Edu, were also amongst party chieftains at the airport to welcome the president-elect.

Senators Barau Jibril, Adeola Olamilekan Yahyi, Opeyemi Bamidele, Dayo Adeyeye, Sabi Abdullahi and Adelere Oriolowo as well as Secretary of the recently-dissolved Presidential Campaign Council, Hon. James Faleke, Hon. Babajimi Benson and Director of media and publicity in the dissolved Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, were also at the airport to receive Tinubu and his entourage.


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