By Danlami Nmodu
The Tinubu Media Office has explained the sudden absence of the former Governor of Lagos State and leading chieftain of newly registered All Progressives Congress, APC ,Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu.The statement from his media office explaining what it described as “the reason behind the absence of the former Governor of Lagos State and leading founder of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from public engagements in the past few days” admitted that he has been battling with “previous sports injury on one of his knees and recent further aggravation on the knee from rigorous political and family related activities”
According to the statement,”Based on previous sports injury on one of his knees and recent further aggravation on the knee from rigorous political and family related activities, he has been advised by his Doctors, despite his persistent reluctance that orthopedic surgery is necessary at this time.”
“The week of the 5th of August has been slated for the surgery. Governor Tinubu is expected to resume his normal political activities and public engagements following clearance from his doctors”the Tinubu Media Office said.
No details were given about where the surgery would take place.
Meanwhile,Tinubu has condoled with Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola over the death of his father.Tinubu in a statement titled”He died a fulfilled and happy man.He gave Lagos and Nigeria his best” said he received news of Pa Fhola’s death in the USA.
“Inna Lila hi, Wa Inn IIaehi Rajihun .While in the USA,I received the news of the death of Pa Ademola Fashola, the father of the Governor of lagos State, Babatunde Fashola with great shock and deep sadness.
“His demise even at the ripe age of 79 years is a hurtful one and we have indeed lost a true, honest, steadfast and dependable father. Pa Ademola Fashola a man of integrity is a father no one would want to loose at a time like this.My family and I send our heartfelt condolences to governor Babatunde Raji Fashola on this great loss”the former governor said.
“We must find solace and take comfort in the fact that Baba lived a fulfilled life and passed away with the knowledge that he gave his very best to his family, to Lagos State and Nigeria. There is no greater testimony to this than his son, Babatunde Fashola, the Governor of Lagos who has given a new meaning to good governance and purposeful leadership.
“ ‘Pa Fashola, Lagosians thank you. Nigeria thanks you for giving us a son like Babatunde Raji Fashola’ Governor Fashola must remain strong in the face of this great loss of a dotting father, especially as all his other siblings look up to him for strength and courage. May Allah (SWT) be his consolation and grant him peace at a time like this” Tinubu said.
By Danlami Nmodu