Amid death rumour, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Wednesday, said one of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was hale and hearty.
Speaking to journalists at the Lagos House, Ikeja on his visit to Tinubu in London, the United Kingdom on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu disclosed that his meeting and the picture he took with Asiwaju Tinubu should dispel the rumors flying around that the APC leader was sick and hospitalised.
Speculations were rife a few days ago that Tinubu was hospitalised and had undergone major surgery in Maryland, the United States, over an undisclosed illness.
But Governor Sanwo-Olu while dispelling the rumour a few hours after his return from London said Tinubu was hale and hearty, adding that they both discussed happenings in the APC, topical national issues and other matters during the visit to the APC National Leader.
“Yes, indeed, I am the one you saw in the picture that I took when I visited our leader in London just to dispel all of the rumours that were flying around that he was sick and hospitalised.
“You saw him (Tinubu). He is well, he is healthy and we conversed. We talked about what is happening in our party, what is happening in the nation and just to say to him that all is well.
“I went to see things for myself. It is just to put the mind and heart of people to rest that there is nothing for us to worry about,” the governor disclosed.
When asked when Asiwaju Tinubu would likely return to Nigeria, Sanwo-Olu said only the APC leader would decide when to return from his trip.
“A man has discretion as to decide when to go out of the country and when to return. It is his call. Is he coming here to do governor’s work? Can’t you see the picture we took together? Picture doesn’t lie,” he said.