Report Says Tinubu Suffering From Parkinson Disease, Flown Abroad
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
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.
Courtesy: Global Village Extra
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