President-elect Bola Tinubu is set to return to Nigeria from his vacation in France on Monday, according to sources close to him.
Tinubu, who left the country in late April, has been away for several weeks receiving medical attention in France. His trip fueled speculations about his health and political future, with some opposition politicians and critics claiming he was critically ill and unable to continue playing an active role in politics.
However, his allies and supporters dismissed the rumors as baseless and unfounded, stating that he was only away for routine medical check-ups and would return to the country soon.
With his expected return on Monday, Tinubu’s supporters and admirers are already preparing to welcome him back to the country, with some organizing rallies and events in his honor. His return is also expected to put an end to the rumors and speculations surrounding his health and political future, as he is expected to address the public and clarify any concerns.
Tinubu’s role in Nigerian politics has been a subject of debate and speculation in recent months, with many speculating that he may run for president in the 2023 elections. Despite his absence from the country, his political influence remains strong, with many politicians and stakeholders seeking his endorsement and support for various positions and elections.
His return is therefore expected to have significant implications for the country’s political landscape, as it could shape the direction and outcome of the 2023 elections. With his vast political network and experience, Tinubu remains a key player in Nigerian politics and a force to be reckoned with.
Confirming his likely return, one of his aides, Bayo Onanuga, tweeted, “Nigeria’s President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu returns to Abuja today after weeks of a well deserved vacation in France. E kaabo! Se dada le de!”