A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as false, claims that presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is sick and recuperating in a London hospital.
HausaToday reports that Tinubu’s decision to jet out to the United Kingdom and miss the signing of the Peace Pact ahead of the election had drawn widespread reactions.
Some individuals had alleged that the former Lagos State Governor had left the country to attend to his alleged failing health.
Speaking with Vanguard, a source, who was privy to Tinubu’s trip, said: “Tinubu is not sick. I saw him before he travelled on Saturday night to London.”
The source also refused to confirm or deny reports that the APC presidential candidate had met with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his allies in London.
The source said: “I am sure if the opportunity presents itself, they will meet.”
Fresh Crisis Threatens To Engulf APC Over Withdrawal Of ‘Letter’ To Tinubu
Meanwhile a fresh crisis in threatening to hit the ruling APC National Working Committee (NWC) over the decision to retract a ‘draft letter’ written to its presidential candidate.
A leaked letter that went viral had emerged online on Thursday suggesting all is not well within the ruling party.
In the leaked letter, the APC National Chairman, Adamu Abdullahi, accused Tinubu of breaching the agreement he had with the NWC with regard to the composition of the presidential campaign council.
But in a swift statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Felix Morka, the party denied any letter originated from the chairman to the presidential candidate on such an issue.
According to Morka, there is no disagreement between Adamu and Tinubu neither did the viral letter originate from the party chairman has been alleged.
But the decision of Morka to distance the NWC from the purported letter did not go down well with some members of the party.
A member of the NWC expressed shock over the action of the party’s spokesperson, saying the leadership did not authorise his action.
This article was originally published on HausaToday