Tinubu is Hale and Hearty – Afikuyomi

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Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, a close ally of Bola Ahmed Tinibu, the leader of the All Peoples Congress has disaffirmed the claim by Plateau state Governor Solomon Lalong, that the APC chieftain is sick.

Lalong had said Tinubu was absent at the Ondo state governorship rally last Saturday because he was sick.

However, in a press release issued on Tuesday in Lagos, Afikuyomi claimed Tinubu was in a remarkable state of physical and mental wellness, and described the statement by governor Lalong as absolutely incorrect.

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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