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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