Tinubu Sleeps Off during a Meeting at Gombe Emir's Palace

Alt: = "Tinubu sleeping at Gombe Emir's Palace while Senator Ahmed Lawn was standing and speaking"

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu fell asleep on Saturday during a meeting with the Emir of Gombe, Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar, in what could further prove frailty of his health. 

Tinubu who was in Gombe on Saturday for the wedding ceremony of Misbahu Inuwa Yahaya, son of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, made a stopover at the palace of the Gombe Emir to pay him homage and for political meeting.

He was accompanied by some APC stalwarts  including his running mate, Shettima, Senate President Ahmed Lawan and  Secretary to Federal Government, Boss Mustapha. 

Tinubu and other APC chieftains from the North were at the palace to seek support of the Gombe monarch for his 2023 presidential ambition, Peoples Gazette reports.

While the meeting was ongoing, Tinubu was captured on camera sleeping as the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan was holding the microphone addressing attendees at the emir’s sitting room. 

Alt: = "Tinubu Sleeping in Emir of Gombe palace"

It was not immediately clear why Mr Tinubu dozed off, but speculations are rife on social media about the development, with critics saying it marked another evidence of his weakness while his supporters said he was barely ‘meditating’.  

The Asiwaju Bola Tinubu presidential campaign group had earlier this week said the its presidential candidate is hale and hearty, and works 20 hours out of 24 hours of a day.

His campaign team are yet to react to the development.

Tinubu, 70, has severally be capture on camera making incoherent speeches or tripping over in public in recent months. 

However, he has dismissed public worries about his condition, assuring Nigerians that he still posses intellectual capacity to offer them quality leadership for a new Nigeria.

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