In this era of fake news, it is prevalent to see all sorts of unfounded and untrue stories about those who call the shots in the political terrain especially when issues relating to their state of health come to the fore.
Like President Muhammadu Buhari who have suffered several fake news on a purported death rumour, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has also come under similar treatment from some evil- minded Nigerians whose topmost priority is to wish him dead.
Earlier in the year, Tinubu was rumoured to have collapsed and died after he had reportedly flown to the French Capital, Paris to treat his ill- health due to complaint on exhaustion and the need to rest. Another death rumour of the former Lagos State Governor went viral in June after he was not spotted at the one- day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos in June where the latter commissioned a couple of projects. He would later surface at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport days after the already circulated rumour.
Again, there are online reports that the former lawmaker which has now been debunked by his Media aide, Tunde Rahman with some strong messages.
While disclosing to Punch, Rahman revealed that his Boss was hale and hearty and does not have any health issues talk less of having himself hospitalized. Although, he confirmed that JAGABAN was out of the country, maintained that his departure has nothing to do with ill- health.
” His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is fine. He is hale and hearty. He is not in any hospital. He has no medical problem that would require hospitalisation, Rahman said
” Yes, he is out of the country at the moment. He will be back shortly, he confirmed
” Anytime he travels out of the country, the next thing some mischievous people would say is he is sick, hospitalised or has died.
” It is shameful that perpetrators of this evil are not deterred by the fact that each time this fake news has been propagated, they have been proven wrong, he cautioned
” Who really is afraid of Asiwaju Tinubu? Those wishing Asiwaju Tinubu evil or dead should be careful. They should know the matter of life and death is in the hand of only God Almighty. ” he concluded
Do you think anyone is afraid of the JAGABAN? .
Is death rumour now a technique to outwit an opponent with ambition?