The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has spoken about the health status that the politician was battling with COVID-19 pandemic.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State denied a report trending on social media that he is battling with COVID-19.
Recall that some social media on Sunday morning, publicizing that Tinubu has been hospitalised in France.
But the Senior Special Adviser to Tinubu on Media and publicity, Tunde Rahman, said his principal has done COVID-19 test 15 times and all results came negative.
“There were speculations on Sunday morning about the health status of the national leader of the ruling party, APC, following a publication by The Page Newsdesk that Mr Tinubu has been hospitalised in France even before the New Year.
“The report, which did not produce enough details to back the claims made about Mr Tinubu, said the politician was battling with COVID-19.
Reacting to the report in a short statement, Mr Rahman said his boss was well and healthy.
He claimed that the report about his principal is “a lie from the pit of hell.”
“This story is inaccurate. Asiwaju is healthy and does not have COVID-19. He took his annual trip and as part of the preparation for the trip he took a COVID-19 test which was negative”
“Since the advent of the pandemic, Asiwaju has always done his level best to observe, as strictly as humanly possible, all government advice and safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus and to keep himself and those around him safe from harm”.
” This has not changed”.
“Shortly before Christmas, he indeed travelled out of Nigeria for his annual holiday. This is something he does each year to give himself a chance to rest and reflect on the year just passed while also preparing for the challenges and opportunities of the one to come”.
“There will be no further comment on this story from our office”.
“Asiwaju is very okay. He is very fine and not sick. He does not have COVID-19. If you must know, we have done COVID-19 test 15 times, each time he felt we had travelled and mingled with many people and could be vulnerable even though he always wore his face mask, but he has been certified negative 15 times.”
Although he confirmed that Tinubu is not in Nigeria at the moment, he, however, said he was not in France as reported.
“Yes he is abroad. Not in France, but in London resting. So you can see the falsity in that information”, the statement read.