Tinubu denies contracting COVID-19
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has dismissed reports alleging he was flown abroad for treatment after being diagnosed of COVID-19 infection were false.
An online medium had earlier reported that Tinubu, a two-time former governor of Lagos State, was allegedly flown to France due to a COVID-19 induced health crisis, which was echoed by others.
However, media aide to the APC leader, Tunde Rahman, refuted the report in a statement on Sunday.
Rahman described the report as “a lie from the pit of hell,” adding that “Asiwaju is very okay. He is very fine and not sick. He does not have COVID-19. If you must know, we have done COVID-19 test 15 times, each time he felt we had travelled and mingled with many people and could be vulnerable even though he always wore his face mask, but he has been certified negative 15 times.”
The spokesman also denied that the APC leader was flown to France: “Yes, he is abroad. Not in France, but in London resting. So you can see the falsity in that information.”