Sanwo-Olu made the statement on Sunday in Lagos during a special gathering honoring Tinubu’s return to Nigeria from the United Kingdom.
According to Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Tinubu is re-energized and ready to take on the next political challenge, and those who wished the APC leader ill will have been disappointed.
He made the statement amid mounting speculation that Tinubu is considering running for president of Nigeria in 2023.
Sanwo-Olu however stopped short of confirming such plans, only talking generally on the readiness of the Bourdillon chief to pursue his next political moves with energy, strength and vigour.
“We give praises to God that the intention of evil-minded people who spread malicious rumour against our leader did not materialise.
”This event shows Asiwaju is healthy and possesses more energy to embark on his next move in politics.”
Tinubu had been in London for about three months where he underwent surgery on his right knee and post-surgery physiotherapy.
He returned to Nigeria on Saturday and a welcome back event was organized for him on Sunday.
Those at the event included: Tinubu’s wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; wife of the Governor Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat; former Lagos Deputy Governor Mrs. Idiat Adebule; House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila; Lagos Speaker Mudashiru Obasa; Senator Olamilekan Solomon, among others.
Meanwhile, popular lawmaker and businessman, Shina Peller has debunked reports that he spoke against the 2023 presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The lawmaker in a statement on Sunday said he was quoted out of context by some platforms saying he is against the presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader.
Peller, who represents Iseyin/Itesiwaju/ Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency of Oyo State in the House of Representatives submitted that he only demanded a fair and just process in choosing the candidate of the party.
He added that Tinubu remains a political father to him and they enjoy a good relationship, hence he has no reason to speak against the APC leader’s presidential ambition