Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has returned to Nigeria today after spending weeks in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Tinubu was reported to have undergone a surgery on a nagging knee problems which doctors said needed urgent medical attention.
He described his surgery in Chicago, United States as “very successful.”
His long absence has, however, attracted rumours of a more serious ailment which was said to have kept him incapacitated and unable to perfotm his functions as the de facto leader of the now defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Plans of a reception full of pomp by his party members and close associates were reportedly shelved as a mark of respect to honour the victims of the ill-fated Associated Airlines crash which happened in Lagos on Thursday.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and his Ekiti counterpart, Dr. Kayode Fayemi were also at the airport to welcome the former Lagos State governor back home.
APC stalwarts including, Senator George Akume, former governor of Benue State, Senator Ganiyu Olarenwaju Solomon and Alhaji Lai Mohammed were among the dignitaries that received him at the Lagos Airport.
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Ikuforiji Adeyemi, flew in with the former governor from the United Kingdom.
Reports say he visited some of the victims of the crash immediately he returned to the country around 2pm today and his presently on his way to the palace of the traditional ruler of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.