Leader of the All Progressive Congress,( APC) Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, touched down in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday after his absence for more than two months. He was reported to have been away for knee surgery, but speculations became rife that he was away to receive treatment allegedly for Parkinson syndrome when he stayed away for more than two months.
“I am back and better,” Tinubu told well wishers and said the national dialogue was long overdue.
”How long have we been talking about this? Why suddenly? Now there is something in political and social history. They say we have Greek gift. Two crumbs of poison that will survive the trappings of the onus. Let us first of all ask ourselves some questions, I am yet to consult with my party, but I see a contradiction here. I see a diversion here, I see deception here, I see lack of honesty and integrity here, I see a state of a sinking ship that needs no raft any longer; allow it to sink, build a new life, move the nation forward. I will consult with the party leaders and we will look at the agenda and develop our own agenda along it.
”But Nigeria is divisive now. Why is this coming a few months before the elections? Can’t you smell a good soup when it is passing. It is left for our party and all of us. I am a democrat.
“This is a president that said it was unnecessary to have a Sovereign National Conference because the sovereignty is in the National Assembly; that was his belief then, now he says it is okay “, Tinubu said.
On the registration of APC by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tinubu said it is a welcomed development, adding that his party is on a mission to save Nigeria.Tinubu was received at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport by his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and Iyaloja General of Lagos Market Men and Women, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.