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General News of Saturday, 17 September 2022


Tinubu doze off in Gombe; Reno Omokri, social media reacts

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu was caught napping during a meeting with the Emir of Gombe, Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar, in what could further suggest frailty of his health.

According to reports, Tinubu was in Gombe primarily to attend the wedding of Misbahu Inuwa Yahaya, son of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.

He then stopped by for a brief homage and political meeting at the Emir’s Palace, accompanied by political bigwigs that included Senate President Ahmed Lawan and federal cabinet secretary Boss Mustapha. 

Sources on the trip told Peoples Gazette Mr Tinubu and his allies were at the palace to seek support of the top northern monarch for his 2023 presidential ambition. 

The photo that has since garnered mixed reactions from social media users after it emerged.

Reno Omokri, a former senior special assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan shared the image on his Facebook page with the caption: “This man is tired. It is very obvious. The rigours of the Presidencyvwill overwhelm Bola Tinubu. Why is he doing this to himself? You go to pay a courtesy visit, and you start sleeping when you are meant to be greeting. Emillokan, emilokan!”

The physical wellbeing of the former Lagos State Governor has come into question ahead of the start of official campaign towards 2023.

In August this year, Tinubu underwent another knee surgery at the John Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, the United States.

It was learnt, left the US for the United Kingdom on crutches, a few days after the surgery.

See how Nigerians are reacting

Ernest Ikechukwu said: Baba want to rest but those who want to use him get what they want will not allow him to rest. He is no more incharge of his life.

Kingsley D wrote: Nature call , it can happen to anybody leave him for NIGERIANS to decide. Peace

Balogun Sa’id wrote: Obviously Baba looks tired......and instead of him to relax and enjoy his Lagos loots, he is shouting emilokan.

Yakubu Sani commented: Reno for your information this Man has not rested for 3 months now, can you do that ? Your principal only attended the Osun governorship campaign and had to be rushed in an ambulance to the hospital as his health failed him, today I heard he is back in Dubai to rest for doing nothing.

Felix Kenny said: The burden is so large, Nigeria does not need a sleeping president. Emilokan no be for dream.