The President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has revealed his next line of action after his returns to Nigeria from Paris, London.
He also refuted the report of his illness to say that he is hail and hearty contrary to speculations that he was seriously ill.
An energetic-looking Tinubu, whose jet landed at about 4:30pm at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. He arrived in company of his wife, Oluremi and son, Seyi, to a warm receival by his supporters, stalwarts and members of his ruling All Progressives Congress, APC including members of the now-dissolved Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
The visibly elated former governor of Lagos State had urged Nigerians to disregard the spreading rumours about his health.
During the vacation, Tinubu was in London, Paris and Saudi Arabia where he had observed the lesser Hajj.
He was escorted from the airport by a carnival-like motorcade to his residence in Asokoro, even as thousands of supporters and journalists hung around his campaign headquarters in Abuja’s Central District and the Defence House in Maitama, the official residence of Nigeria’s President-elect.
While addressing his supporters, at his residence in the Asokoro area of Abuja, he said, “Let me take some rest for tonight after a long flight. Eat some Amala and ewedu. After that, sleep a little and then tomorrow, we’ll meet.”
On rumours about his health, Tinubu said, “Whatever they like, they speculate. I’m healthy, sound and okay.”
The President-Elect said he is prepared for his inauguration on May 29, adding that he is still consulting on those that will be part of his government.
“You don’t govern alone; you govern with people. You consult, assemble and then hit the ground running,” he stated.
On his return, Tinubu is expected to meet with members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) to resolve issues surrounding the zoning of the leadership of the National Assembly as well as distribution of appointive offices among party faithful .