Lagos - Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has revealed that the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu is sick, Naij reports.
He made the statement on Monday while giving reasons why South West All Progressives Congress governors were absent at the Saturday APC Mega Gubernatorial rally in Akure, Ondo.
Lalong, who is the Chairman of Ondo APC Governorship Campaign Council, made this known to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Akure APC rally, which was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki, and other prominent members of the party, was attended by only Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun from the South West.
The APC governors from Imo, Kano, Kogi, Jigawa, Nasarawa and Edo states attended the rally.
The governors of Lagos, Oyo and Osun states, Akinwumi Ambode, Abiola Ajimobi and Rauf Aregbosola respectively, as well as former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, were also absent at the event.
Governor Lalong, who was accompanied by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, however, explained that all the prominent APC personalities who failed to attend the rally had offered useful and convincing explanations.
He said that the national leader of the party, Tinubu, was not at the rally due to ill-health.
News24 had reported that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and three of the APC governors in the South-West were again absent at the campaign rally of the party held in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday.
- News 24