The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, returned to Nigeria Friday night after an extended medical trip to the United Kingdom.
His media spokesman, Tunde Rahman, confirmed the return of the former Lagos State governor last night, confirming that he underwent surgery and physiotherapy.
“He has returned fully healed from the knee surgery and fully committed to doing his modest part of advancing the cause of progressive democratic good governance throughout our beloved nation,” Rahman said.
“Asiwaju, first and foremost, would like to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for taking the time to visit him in London to express his wishes for a speedy recovery from the knee operation.
“He thanks House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, governors, party leaders, members of Northern Caucus of the House of Representatives, members of the Lagos State House of Assembly and indeed many others who called on him in London to wish him well.
“He is also not forgetting others who would have loved to visit him but couldn’t make it and his numerous friends, associates, supporters and well wishers who have been with him in prayers and supplications to Allah”.
Upon his arrival yesterday, he was received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and a few APC chieftains.
The former Lagos State governor had travelled to the UK on vacation, during which he also underwent a knee surgery, after reportedly being operated on in France.
He was visited by many high profile Nigerians during his stay in the UK, including President Muhammadu Buhari, and members of the House of Representatives.
Tinubu is widely expected to bid for the presidency in 2023, with various groups already pledging support for him.