Tinubu Is Not Sick; Senator Afikuyomi Replies Lalong

Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, a close ally of APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has refuted the claim by Plateau State Governor, Solomon Lalong, that the respected political leader is sick.

Lalong had claimed that Tinubu was absent at the last Saturday’s Ondo state APC governorship rally in Akure because of ill-health.
But in a press release issued in Lagos on Tuesday, Afikuyomi described the claim credited to Lalong as absolutely incorrect.

Afikuyomi, who said he travelled to the United States of America with Tinubu to witness the recent US elections, said the Asiwaju "is in a remarkable state of mental and physical wellness.”

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.”