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Ekiti shooting: Bamidele flown to UK in Tinubu’s private jet

A former lawmaker, Opeyemi Bamidele, has been flown to the United Kingdom for further treatment.

The former lawmaker was flown in a private jet belonging to a former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress , Bola Tinubu.

He was flown abroad on Friday night after receiving treatment at Euracare Multi-Specialists Hospital on Victoria Island, Lagos .

We reported that Bamidele and five others were shot at a reception rally organised for APC candidate for the forthcoming Ekiti State governorship election, Kayode Fayemi, at the party’s secretariat in Ado Ekiti on June 1.

Bamidele was reportedly flown to the UK on the insistence of Tinubu that he be exposed to treatment in line with best global practice.

Bamidele worked under Tinubu’s cabinet as a Commissioner for Information and Strategy during his time as governor.

Media aide of the former House of Representatives member, Ahmed Salami , confirmed to Punch that his principal has been flown abroad for “post -surgery management.”

He also dispelled the rumour that Bamidele was flown abroad because of fears over his health.

He added that, “He ( Bamidele) is fully stabilised, so there is no cause for alarm. He only went abroad for a post-surgery management and to get prepared for the task ahead. He actually walked into the plane.”

Updated: June 10, 2018 — 7:30 am

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