Governor SIMON LALONG of Plateau has declared that the absence of BOLA AHMED TINUBU, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC at the Akure rally on Saturday was because of ill-health.
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.
He also said the South West APC governors, AKINWUMI AMBODE of Lagos, Senator ABIOLA AJIMOBI of Oyo and Osun state Governor, RAUF AREGBOSOLA, who were absent had sent in their apologies.
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.
APC governors from Imo, Kano, Kogi, Jigawa, Nasarawa and Edo states attended the rally.