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Nigeria 2023: Tinubu returns ahead of APC congress to challenge Buni

By Akin Irede

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Posted on October 9, 2021 12:55

Lagos Governor meets APC leader Bola Tinubu on his return from London
Lagos Governor meets APC leader Bola Tinubu on his return from London (rights reserved)

All Progressives Congress chief Bola Tinubu has returned to Nigeria after over three months abroad recuperating from surgery. He is on a mission to ensure that the ruling party led by its acting chairman Mai Mala Buni doesn’t scuttle his presidential ambitions.

Barely a week ago, APC leader and former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, told a delegation of northern lawmakers that had come to visit him in London that he was feeling alright but he was undergoing an excruciating therapy. “Because of God and people like you, I am well. It is just the physio (physiotherapy) that is gruesome,” he had said. This confirmed earlier reports that he had undergone a knee surgery months earlier despite denial by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.

But while his doctors may have wanted him to take things slow, Tinubu appears anxious to return to the political fray ahead of 2023’s presidential elections.

His arrival in his private jet at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Friday night was well planned, coming on the heels of the inauguration of his campaign in Lagos State by a group known as the South West Agenda (SWAGA). SWAGA is a support group for

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