Photo fuels rumour that Bola Tinubu now wears catheter bag for urine
A new photograph of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, where he wore an inner device believed to be a ‘catheter bag’ to expel urine, has emerged.
A catheter is a device that collects urine into a drainage bag through an attached tube. It is typically used by people who cannot naturally pass urine, Peoples Gazette reports.
Tinubu’s media aide, Joe Igbokwe, released the photo on Thursday in a desperate attempt to douse concerns over his absence at the presidential peace accord signing in Abuja.
It was earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) were present at the event, while Tinubu was represented by his running-mate Kashim Shettima.
The picture showed Tinubu meeting with the former interim chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande, and Najatu Muhammadu, a female chieftain of the party.
The former Lagos State governor reportedly traveled to the United Kingdom, last weekend, a few days before the APC released the 422- member presidential campaign council (PCC) of the party.
His sudden trip has also fuelled speculations of another medical trip even as he claimed ‘fitted’ for marathon campaigns for the next year’s election.
According to The Gazette, four medical doctors, including two surgeons, said the outline of the “urinary bag” was apparent in Tinubu’s photo.
It will be recalled that in February, a video of Tinubu’s visit to the palace of Awujale of Ijebuland, Ogun State, revealed how his flowing garment was soaked from behind when he stood up to address visitors at the palace. One of his security aides could be seen frantically covering his nose in the video.
Many Nigerians said the video suggested that the APC presidential candidate was suffering from urinary incontinence.
Aside from his health status, Tinubu had consistently made slurred and incoherent comments at public functions.
Tinubu has, however, emphasised that it is “unnecessary” for him to be physically fit to rule Nigeria, stressing that he was seeking to be president because he has the necessary mental alertness to govern a diverse and developing nation like Nigeria.
“If you hear them saying, can I do it? I am not applying for the job of a grave digger; not race running, I am not a horse. I am not applying for bricklaying. I went to school to study accountancy and management. I am applying for a job of the brain; intelligent thinking; it is a job for someone who is ready to do things right,” Tinubu had said when he visited the palace of the Ooni of Ife and Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, in Osun.
The aforementioned publication reported that spokesperson for Tinubu’s campaign did not return requests seeking comments about the protruding object under their principal’s clothes in London.