Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, an associate of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has rebuffed reports that the former Lagos governor was absent from the party’s rally in Ondo due to ill health.
Governor of Plateau Solomon Kali had said Tinubu missed the rally because he was ill.
But in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday Afikuyomi said Tinubu is in good health and even if he was ill Lalong will not be the first to know.
He said, “It is therefore absolutely incorrect and most embarrassing for anyone to attempt to invent such a laughable reason for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s absence at the rally. The fact that somebody went for medical check-up does not mean he is ill.
“In the likely event that Asiwaju, like all mortals, was ill at all, I doubt if Mr. Lalong would be the first to know by reason of relationship, proximity and trust.
“Prominent politicians like the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, have been speaking with Tinubu. Governor Amosun particularly communicated with him a day before the Ondo rally and he can never claim not to have spoken with him. I have also remained in constant touch with Asiwaju Tinubu since my arrival in Nigeria. We speak daily as a matter of fact.”
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