A former member of the House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele , has been flown to the United Kingdom for further treatment .
Punch reports that he was flown in a private jet belonging to a former Lagos Governor and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Friday night after receiving treatment at Euracare Multi-Specialists Hospital on Victoria Island, Lagos.
Bamidele and five others were shot at a reception rally organised for the All Progressives Congress candidate for the forthcoming Ekiti State governorship election, Kayode Fayemi, at the party’ s secretariat in Ado Ekiti on June 1.
He was flown to Lagos last Sunday in an air ambulance after doctors at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti , extracted two bullets from his abdomen and leg.
according to a source, Bamidele, who served as a Commissioner for Information and Strategy under Tinubu was flown to the UK on the insistence of Chieftain that he be exposed to treatment in line with best global practice .
“He ( Bamidele ) had started cracking jokes at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, where a surgery was performed on him before he was flown to Lagos for further treatment,” the source said.
Bamidele’s media aide, Ahmed Salami , confirmed 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 (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.”