Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), fell asleep on Friday during the meeting that the National Peace Committee organised in Abuja, in what could further prove the disturbing state of his health.
The meeting which was convened under the leadership of former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar had other presidential hopefuls in attendance
According to Abdulsalami, the meeting was organised to ensure proper conduct of the candidates, their parties and other stakeholders, especially during the campaigns ahead of the elections.
While the meeting was ongoing, Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), confirmed the moment Tinubu was caught on camera, sleeping.
Sowore who shared the picture on Twitter wrote, “We just returned from a meeting of party leaders/Presidential candidates with the national peace committee in Abuja, the Presidential candidate of The @OfficialAPCNg @officialABAT slept through the meeting, he didn’t say a word. His party chair spoke on his behalf.”
Tinubu, 70, has been seen spotted in other public displays such as tripping over and sleeping during meetings since he announced his decision to contest for president.
In 2021 alone, the former Lagos governor spent over 80 days patronising hospitals in France, the United States and the UK where he underwent surgeries while Nigerian hospitals have been poorly equipped by the APC government.
He was flown out of the country some days before Christmas in 2020 to Paris, France.
There were speculations that he tested positive for COVID-19 but his media aide later denied such reports.
The APC leader returned to Nigeria on January 24, 2021, after an absence of about one month from Nigeria.
He then went for a medical check-up on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in France and was conspicuously absent from the one-day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos State.