APC Moves In Defence Of Tinubu, Says He’s Not In UK The All Progressives Congress (APC) has moved in defence of its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, against rumours that he is in critical health condition and may have travelled to the United Kingdom to receive medical attention.
Deputy national publicity secretary of the governing party, Yakubu Murtala Ajaka, who visited the APC flag bearer in London, said the former Lagos State governor is in good health and is not on medical trip as widely circulated.
Tinubu had jetted out of Nigeria to the United Kingdom, fueling speculations that the trip may not be unconnected with a severe health condition.
The rumour gained traction when he was conspicuously absent at the signing of Peace Accord by all the presidential candidates and their political parties.
But in a statement issued on Sunday night, APC said, “Contrary to the widespread speculation in the public space which was hugely circulated by our political opponents that senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was on a medical trip in London. It is totally false”.
The APC chieftain said the Sen party’s standard bearer was in London to meet with different interest groups for the advancement of the country.
Noting that he is ‘hale and hearty’, Ajaka added described Tinubu as a man of resounding political and administrative experience, who has a sound and vast understanding of Nigeria’s diversity and would deploy this knowledge into leadership when elected.
He noted that the presidential candidate would deploy unquenchable desire for Nigeria’s progress to unify the nation and include the youths in the scheme of things to drive the policy of the country.
Ajaka added that among those jostling to become Nigeria’s next president in 2023, the APC flag bearer stands tall with a very remarkable but humble track record.