National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has arrived in Lagos from London after about 102 days of absence.
His arrival on Friday night was two clear days ahead of speculations as there had been rumours that the politician will return on Sunday.
Newsclickng.com gathered that Tinubu arrived at the Lagos airport to the warm welcome of Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other APC top guns, such as Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi.
His arrival had been a top secret as he wanted to avoid a crowded reception at the airport.
Tinubu left Nigeria in July for a surgery on a nagging right knee injury.
The surgery was successful and had been undergoing physiotherapy since then.
He told members of the House of Representatives northern caucuses on 1 October that the physiotherapy has been the more difficult part of his recovery.
While in the UK, he received a throng of well wishers, with President Buhari leading the train.
After him followed Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu and other governors from the South west.
Speaker of House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, his deputy Wase and other members of the House also visited him.
Senators also paid him well-wishing visits. Among them were Senator Kashim Shettima, former governor of Borno and Aliyu Wamakko, former governor of Sokoto.
Former Zamfara governor Abdulaziz Yari also visited him.
Tunde Rahman, his media adviser issued a statement on the trip and his return.
“During his trip abroad, he underwent surgery on his right knee as well as rigorous post-surgery physiotherapy on the said knee.
“Contrary to unfounded rumour, he underwent no other surgical procedures and contemplates none in the future.
“His recuperation has been without complication and ahead of the schedule by the attending surgeon.
“He has returned fully healed from the knee surgery and fully committed to doing his modest part of advancing the cause of progressive democratic good governance throughout our beloved nation.”
“The APC chieftain expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as other political leaders, who visited him while he was in London”.