PHOTOS: President-elect, Tinubu returns to Nigeria


Nigeria’s President-Elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has returned to the West African country after over one month away in Europe.



The aircraft that conveyed Tinubu touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at 04:30 pm on Monday.


The former Lagos State governor, who was officially out of Nigeria since March 22, returned about one month before his inauguration on May 29, 2023.


He returned with his wife, Senator Oluremi; and they were received by the Vice-President-Elect, Kashim Shettima; Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; among many other high-ranking members of the party.

The President-Elect was received by a cheery crowd of supporters decked up in party paraphernalia.


Recalled that, on March 22, after controversy surrounded his whereabouts, the president-elect spokesman, Tunde Rahman informed that his principal traveled to Paris in France to rest and observe the lesser hajj, however, no photo of him was made public while he was away.



In the past two years, Tinubu’s health has been a subject of controversy. In 2021, Tinubu was away in the United Kingdom for over three months when he underwent surgery and therapy for a knee injury. He subsequently traveled to the UK and Paris a few times in 2022.


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