Tinubu counters ill-health claim following overseas travel

Nigeria’s president-elect Bola Tinubu says he is jetting off on a vacation to Paris, London and, later, Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj.

Tinubu’s position contradicted a media report saying he fell ill after his gruelling election campaign and had to be flown out for treatment.

Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media aide, in his statement released on Wednesday, said Tinubu “decided to take a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London, preparatory to going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (lesser hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting that begins Thursday.”

He added, “While away, the president-elect will also use the opportunity to plan his transition programme.

“He is expected back in the country soon.

“We enjoin the media to stop publishing rumours and unsubstantiated claims and to always seek clarifications from our office.”

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