Asiwaju Bola Adekunle Tinubu, the National leader of the APC has landed in Nigeria from the United Kingdom.
The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Tinubu has returned to the country after spending months in the UK for medical reasons.
At the Murtala Mohammed International airport, he was welcomed on Friday night, October 8 by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other APC chieftains.
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is a Nigerian politician and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress. He was Lagos State Governor from 1999 to 2007.
Tinubu has been widely perceived as the “Godfather of Lagos“, leveraging his political capital in the mega city-state to influence regional and national affairs. His role in pulling the strings of the mega city-state was exposed in The Lion of Bourdillion, a 2015 documentary film highlighting Tinubu’s political and financial grip on the city-state. Tinubu filed a N150 billion libel suit against the producers, AIT and the documentary stopped airing on 6 March 2015.
Nonetheless, antecedents such as his overbearingness on successors such as in December 2009, when there were reports that Fashola and Tinubu had fallen out over the issue of Fashola’s re-election in 2011, with Tinubu preferring the commissioner for environment, Muiz Banire. And a similar scuffle in 2015, over Fashola’s successor pitting Tinubu against him who threw his full weight behind Akinwunmi Ambode, who later succeeded Fashola and was himself single-handedly ousted from office by Tinubu replacing him with incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu, all goes to show his unprecedented influence in the city-state.
During the 2019 election, a bullion van was seen entering Tinubu’s residence on Bourdillion Road in Ikoyi, with Tinubu claiming “I keep money anywhere I want”. He has now returned from the UK after medical problems.