Minna APC Presidential Rally: Tinubu Rushed Off Stage Due to Health Concerns? Campaign Spokesman Reacts

Minna APC Presidential Rally: Tinubu Rushed Off Stage Due to Health Concerns? Campaign Spokesman Reacts

  • APC presidential campaign spokesman Bayo Onanuga said the rumour that Tinubu was rushed off stage at the rally in Minna due to health concerns was not true
  • Onanuga said the APC presidential candidate had to leave the rally early because he had other important programmes to attend
  • It was gathered that the former Lagos state governor inaugurated his campaign office in Minna after leaving the rally

Minna, Niger state - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked the rumours that its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was rushed off the stage at his rally in Minna, Niger state, due to health concerns.

Bayo Onanuga, the director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, said this in a statement shared on Tinubu/Shettima's official campaign website.

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APC presidential campaign says Bola Tinubu was not rushed off stage at the Minna rally due to health concerns. Photo credit: Bayo Onanuga
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Onanuga said Tinubu left the rally early on Wednesday, December 14, to attend to other programmes of the day.

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According to the campaign spokesman, the crowd that turned up to welcome Tinubu at the rally was so massive that the former governor of Lagos state had to address them briefly.

The statement read in part:

“The crowd was so huge that Tinubu spoke briefly to appreciate the supporters and identified the party candidates seeking elective positions.
“Contrary to the rumours that he was rushed off stage because of health concerns, Tinubu cut it short to attend to other programmes of the day.
“He commended the party supporters for coming out en masse to witness the flag off of the presidential campaign.”

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According to the statement, Tinubu inaugurated his campaign office in Minna after leaving the rally.

Legit.ng gathered that the office was donated by the Blueprint Newspaper Publisher and Chairman, Strategic Communications of the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi.

Tinubu also visited the Emir of Minna and was later hosted in a luncheon organised by the Governor of Niger, Abubakar Bello.

‘You don win, you don win,’ supporters tell Tinubu in Niger state

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a mammoth crowd of supporters converged on the Trade Fair Complex, Minna venue of the APC Presidential campaign rally in Niger state on Wednesday, December 14, to receive Tinubu.

A statement signed by Tinubu Media Office, Tunde Rahman, and sent to Legit.ng indicates that the electrifying crowd was too ecstatic to see Tinubu shortly after arriving in Minna where he also attended the Town Hall meeting with farmers and agro-commodity traders.

The shout of "Asiwaju, you don win, you don win, don't say anything" rented the air at the rally.

Source: Legit.ng

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