By Concise News correspondents
The chairman of Ondo APC Governorship Campaign Council, Governor Simon Lalong has said that the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, and other members absent at the Ondo State rally for Akeredolu have cogent reasons for not attending the rally.
Speaking with state house correspondents at the Aso RockVilla, Abuja, recently, Gov. Lalong said he was in the Villa to thank the President for attending the Ondo rally.
“We have come to thank the President for going to Ondo for the grand finale rally,” said Lalong.
In attendance at the rally were President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice president Yemi Osinbanjo, APC governors from Imo, Kano, Kogi, Jigawa, Nasarawa and Edo states as well as national chairman of the party, John Oyegun. Lalong says the attendance indicates that the ruling party was well-represented at the rally.
Tinubu’s absence explained
Lalong went further to explain the absence of the national leader of the party and the APC governors of Lagos, Osun and Oyo State. He said those who were absent have since sent in their apologies.
“We explained their absence. They sent in their apologies. You heard what happened there,” Lalong said.
“As far as we are concerned, the President, who is also the leader of the party, was at the rally. The national chairman was also there, as far as we are concerned, everybody was there, Lalong said.
“If a leader is absent because of ill-health, we prayed that God will heal him,” Lalong told newsmen.