Bola Ahmed Tinubu, The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday, said only God could take his life since He alone gives life.
The Guardian reports that Tinubu said this yesterday at his reunion with his political associates and protégés during a welcome-back event and prayer hosted by Lagos State government at the State House, Marina, Lagos.
According to him, he was highly gladdened to return following his three-month absence from Nigeria.
Tinubu expressed gratitude to all the political leaders and groups represented at the welcome back ceremony.
Also, he thanked God for sparing his life till the time and seeing him through the medical trip.
Tinubu said the prayer event was an emotional one for him, asserting that he was dazzled by good wishes from Nigerians, while he was away.
He further prayed that God should bless all those who organised the welcome back ceremony and that God will grant them their heart desires.
Nexus News learned that earlier, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, thanked God on behalf of Lagos residents for the triumphant return of the former governor to Lagos.
Furthermore, Sanwo-Olu thanked those who prayed that he return home sound as was prayed and wished when he was leaving for London, said: “The citizens are happy that our leader and father is back peacefully and soundly.”
Similarly, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said they were ready to work more and already working to secure Tinubu’s mandate in 2023.
According to Hamzat, the APC National Leader’s full recuperation from the knee surgery was a symbol of strength and favour from God.
Gbajabiamila, who spoke on behalf of the
National Assembly members, characterized Tinubu as “an eagle”, who is observant and always ahead of the game.
The Speaker marveled at why a “simple knee surgery” became a national issue, but the solidarity exhibited towards Tinubu across ethnic divides implied the APC national leader is an enigma.
According to him, visits to Tinubu in London by different political leaders and groups across party lines said a lot about him and what the former Lagos governor stands for.
Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, called Tinubu a teacher and benefactor, saying his recovery has put vicious rumour against him to sleep.
Moreover, Chairman of Conference 57, who spoke on behalf of the council chairmen, said members of the conference were ready to join Tinubu in his next political move.
Others, who spoke glowingly about the APC national leader, included the lawmaker representing Lagos West in the Senate, Olamilekan Adeola and GAC Chairman, Tajudeen Olusi.
Prayers were extended for Tinubu by Muslim and Christian clerics, while party leaders at the event took turns to welcome him back to the fold.