Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been reportedly flown out of the country for medical treatment following deterioration of his health condition.According to a report on Daily Trust yesterday, Tinubu was flown to London in his private jet on Friday, 24 October, as his ailing health deteriorated.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The APC chieftain is said to be suffering from an ailment which affects his posture and balance as well his movement, speech and writing.

A close aide said: ?He has been manifesting symptoms of Parkinson disease which include tremor, shaky limbs, hands and fingers, slow movement, impaired posture and balance and loss of automatic movements?.

The aide added that he was also suffering from another undisclosed disease which is being managed at a specialist hospital in Houston, USA.

The source, who said Tinubu has been managing the ailment for almost a decade, explained that his withdrawal from vying as the deputy of retired General Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2015 elections was as a result of his failing health.

According to the aide, he was accompanied by his wife, Senator Remi Tinubu and the former national chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande.

When contacted, APC bigwigs in the state and at the national level declined commenting on their leader?s health status.

Source: Global Village Extra


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