Orji Uzor Kalu, Senate Chief Whip, has dismissed claims that President-elect Bola Tinubu is ill.

Tinubu is not in a hospital, according to Kalu.

He spoke at a Mass to commemorate his 63rd birthday in Abuja.

Kalu said, “Our President-elect is not sick. It is not true that he’s sick. I don’t want to say much. He is in good health; he is himself.”

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The senator also recalled a conversation he had with his colleague over Tinubu’s reported ill health.

Kalu said: “One of my colleagues said yesterday he heard that the President-elect, Tinubu, was in the hospital. I told him the incoming president was not in the hospital; it is not true that he is in the hospital. We argued. I told him the President-elect was okay.”

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Nigerians have been questioning Tinubu’s health status and whereabouts lately.

On March 22, reports had it that Tinubu was secretly flown out of Nigeria for medical treatment.

Tinubu allegedly took ill after months of uninterrupted political campaigns.

But, his media team said the President-elect travelled to Paris and London to rest.


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