By Adebayo Williams
Contrary to claims by Plateau State Governor Solomon Lalong that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu was ill, Tokunbo Afikuyomi has said the APC leader is hale and hearty. Lalong had stated that Tinubu missed the Ondo guber rally due to ill-health.
Afikuyomi, who, in a statement, claimed that he travelled to the United States of America with Tinubu to witness the recent US elections, however hinted that Tinubu went for a medical check-up.
“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,” his statement read.