National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has decsribed as fake news his purported ill health.
Tinubu said this in Abuja when he received the representatives of traditional rulers from South West States led by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
He also accused PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of abandoning Lagos State when local government allocation of the state was seized when he was approached as the sitting vice president of the country.
Atiku was vice president from 1999 to 2007 alongside President Olusegun Obasanjo.
On the report that he was rushed to the hospital after slumping, Tinubu dismissed it as “Fake news”, saying “Whoever is manufacturing it, you better not believe them.”
He said, “Atiku was Vice President of this country when the local government allocation for Lagos state was seized. When we led a protest to Atiku then, he said go away. Go and comply. Without those allocation, you cannot bring development. When we said we needed power to power Lagos and the industrial base in our region, they said no.
“They were taking away N250 million from our allocation every month for being innovative and creative. Everywhere we turn, they rejected us and punished us. But we never gave up.
“Today, we are in that progressive development championed and led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Thank you for not looking back. Thank you for visiting and encouraging him.”
He voiced happiness over the support of the traditional rulers, saying “I am very happy and proud of the very promising situation. When you have the endorsement of your Royal fathers, it means you have the people with you and the voice of the people is the voice of God. I am elated.”
Tinubu, who also spoke on the report over the absence of governors at the meeting of the presidential campaign council, dismissed the information as fake news.
“That is negative and fake news too. The point is, the governors had to stay back home because we all don’t have to converge in one place to decide certain modalities when we can easily go back to them on what was discussed and what we expect from your state. That is what we call structuring in an election. There are some jelly fish reporters around Nigeria these days,” Tinubu said.