The Story Of Conjoined Twins, Favour And Faith Shobowale Davies Whom Bola Tinubu Helped
Favour and Faith Shobowale Davies were conjoined twins from birth, born in 2003 at the Island maternity, Lagos State during the governorship administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidential election.
Favour and Faith Shobowale Davies were born by one Mrs. Kikelomo Shobowale-Davies. They were conjoined at the stomach but were successfully separated at the John’s Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America through the intervention of the then governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Mrs Kikelomo Shobowale-Davies while speaking to the Sun Newspaper, recounted that the nature of the twins being conjoined was not discovered during her antenatal. She however knew that she was pregnant with twins.
In her words: “I would not be able to push the two babies; rather would have a Caesarean Section (CS). It was at the point of delivery through CS that my conjoined twins were discovered by a team of gynaecologists at Island Maternity. My doctor was Dr Eni Ayewu who would have delivered me on my clinic day, but because of my condition, another team of doctors delivered me. My babies were not premature at delivery, they were nine months old. The Chief Medical Director of Island Maternity then, Dr Majekodunmi and all doctors took it in turns to attend to us because of the Siamese nature of my twin daughters, including Dr Emokpai who is the CMD of Gbagada General Hospital now”.
Speaking About Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr. Shobowale narrated: “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his wife Senator Oluremi Tinubu were the executive governor and First Lady of Lagos State then. They were the vessels God used to save my children. It was Asiwaju who facilitated our trip to the United States. From our international passport to visa application, to all that concerned that trip, Asiwaju was responsible for all that and picked all the bills.
“While we were still on Island Maternity; his wife Senator Oluremi Tinubu was coming regularly to visit us with various special gifts. Asiwaju’s nephew, Dr Ade Tinubu did all the running around before our arrival to the US. He was also responsible for our upkeep all through our stay in America. While we were there, Asiwaju visited us in the company of his commissioner then, Rauf Aregbesola after the babies were successfully separated and blessed them financially.
“When we came back, Asiwaju and his wife received us. That was when he showered us with extra love; he gave us this house, gave us a car to drive the children round, they are a couple with the heart of gold. His stretched his arms full of kindness towards us. We took off from our home in Shasha, a surburb of Alimosho LGA, in Lagos State and returned into an estate with a brand new car when we arrived Nigeria from US. The doctors he sponsored alongside with us returned to their various hospitals and there was big improvement in the health sector in the state. The children’s first birthday was celebrated at the state house courtesy of big mummy Senator Oluremi Tinubu”
“We grew up together in Abeokuta. Our mothers had business relationships and we found attraction between ourselves, made our intentions known and walked down the aisle. We know ourselves too well; we know where we are coming from and our backgrounds. We have love and dream for each other. Our being husband and wife is just divine. We have no cause to quarrel”.
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