APC Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu, Allegedly Wearing Catheter Bag For Urine
As Speculation Of 'Urinary Incontinence' Heightens
The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, is being speculated to be wearing an inner device believed to be a ‘catheter bag’ to expel urine from his body.
This was rumoured after Tinubu’s media aide Joe Igbokwe, released a photo of the presidential candidate while in London.
The Nigerian Voice understands that a catheter is a device that collects urine into a drainage bag through an attached tube. It is typically used by people who cannot naturally pass urine.
The development, however, has raised probing questions and concerns about Tinubu's frail health status ahead of the 2023 general election.
Recall that the APC presidential candidate was also absent at the signing of peace accord, the event which was attended by his running mate Kashim Shettima, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and the host of other flag-bearers.
The concerned picture, which was circulated on social media on Thursday, showed Mr Tinubu meeting with the former interim chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande, and Najatu Muhammadu, a female chieftain of the party.
The APC candidate had traveled to the United Kingdom, last weekend, a few days before the APC released the 422- member presidential campaign council (PCC) of the party.
Consequently, the trip has instigated speculations of another medical trip even.
The Gazette gathered from four medical doctors, including two surgeons that the outline of the “urinary bag” was apparent in Mr Tinubu’s photo.
Mr Tinubu’s ailment has been generating concerns among Nigerians since he joined the presidential race.
In February, a video of Mr Tinubu’s visit to the palace of Awujale of Ijebuland in Ijebu Ode speculatively showed how his flowing garment was soaked from behind when he stood up to address visitors at the palace.
The footage generated criticism from Nigerians, with many saying it suggested that the APC presidential candidate was suffering from urinary incontinence.
Mr Tinubu has also consistently made slurred and incoherent comments at public functions.
The former Lagos governor has, however, emphasised that it is not necessary for him to be physically fit to rule Nigeria, adding that he was seeking to be president because he has the necessary mental alertness to govern a diverse and developing nation like Nigeria.
“If you hear them saying, can I do it? I am not applying for the job of a grave digger; not race running, I am not a horse. I am not applying for bricklaying. I went to school to study accountancy and management. I am applying for a job of the brain; intelligent thinking; it is a job for someone who is ready to do things right,” Mr Tinubu had said when he visited the palace of the Ooni of Ife and Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, in Osun.