FACT-CHECK: Is Tinubu dropping out of 2023 presidential race? – Nexus News

Ahead of the 2023 presidential polls, social media has been covered with unconfirmed reports about the health condition of Tinubu.

But for the umpteenth time, the ex Lagos State Governor has continued to prove criticisms wrong, stating that he is psychologically capable of contesting for presidency in 2023.

He was involved in a series of political meetings, visiting states tirelessly, since he was declared as the party’s flag bearer.

September will witness political campaigns nationwide and such unverified reports and rumors will also influence the political space.

A Twitter user — Omotayo Williams (@KadunaResident) on September 10, stated that: “Tinubu is planning to drop out of the race due to health reasons. His health needs immediate attention which will affect APC’s campaign. @OfficialAPCNg is currently in a state of confusion – Sources (10 September 2022)

“In the coming days, if you hear Tinubu is traveling out of the country, this is the reason – Very bad health. @OfficialAPCNg will try its best to hide his trip, but I trust my sources to let me know when he travels.

Also, another user — @General_Oluchi said: “I just heard that Tinubu is planning to drop out of the race due to health reasons. He is planning to travel abroad for weeks which might affect the campaign. His team doesn’t want to announce it yet but eventually they will.”

As a top ranking candidate in the 2023 elections, Tinubu had said that qualifying to be President of Nigeria doesn’t need strength but intelligence and smartness to overcome the diverse problems facing the country.


Tinubu’s daily schedule in the past few days includes attending Jumat prayers at the Dantata Mosque in Abuja on September 9th. He also made a recent visit to the National Secretariat of APC in Abuja. Tinubu displays active and agile status.

The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign, Festus Keyamo debunked the unconfirmed statement that Tinubu is dropping out of the race.

Keyamo during a Twitter space titled: “Why Tinubu is the best man to govern Nigeria in 2023”, monitored by our correspondent on Sunday night, debunked the rumors.

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“Once campaigns begin, we will be aggressive in checking and educating Nigerians against fake news. Negative things in social media about Tinubu are mostly fake news.”

He said that Tinubu has been a subject of many false reports because of his high chances of winning the 2023 elections.

“Asiwaju Tinubu is very healthy, strong and not withdrawing from the race.” Keyamo added.


This is false and misleading! Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is not dropping out of the 2023 presidential race.

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