National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, returned to the country yesterday after a medical trip to the United Kingdom.
His media spokesman, Tunde Rahman, confirmed the return of the APC stalwart last night.
In a statement he said: “His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu returned to the country, landing in Lagos Friday evening, October 8. He arrived from London, United Kingdom.
“During his trip abroad, he underwent surgery on his right knee as well as rigorous post-surgery physiotherapy on the said knee.
“Contrary to unfounded rumour, he underwent no other surgical procedures and contemplates none in the future.
“His recuperation has been without complication and ahead of the schedule by the attending surgeon.
“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.
“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 state 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.
He was visited by many high profile Nigerians during his stay in the UK, including President Muhammadu Buhari, who was in the United Kingdom for Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021 to 2025 at the time.
Amid speculations about his health, he told members of the northern caucus of the House of Representatives who visited him in London last Saturday that he was in good health and was only undergoing physiotherapy after a knee surgery.
“Because of God and people like you, I am well. It is just the physio (physiotherapy) that is gruesome,” he told the visitors.