A former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has explained why he did not attend the campaign of the party for its governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu.
He said contrary to reports in the media that he shunned the event, he only decided to stay away from stress in line with the advice of his doctors.
Akande, who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Lani Baderinwa, in a statement issued on Friday said he had been going abroad for medical treatment.
Apart from Akande, President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Rauf Aregbesola were among those who were absent at the rally.
The statement read, “Chief Bisi Akande has no reason to shun APC campaigns and rallies in Ondo state because every APC aspirant that contested the Ondo state governorship primary in September has always been his close associate and knew so well that he (Bisi Akande) is being treated from one hospital to another in the USA, the U.K. and in Nigeria since last April.
“He, according to medical advice, is being asked to take things easy in the time being. Despite that, as an APC respectable leader, he has been working behind the scene to reconcile differences among the warring tendencies in the party.”
However, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State said President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, were absent at its governorship rally due to urgent national matters they had to attend to.