The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was conspicuously missing at the mega rally for the party’s candidate for Saturday’s Ondo State governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu.
However, not less than 15 APC governors were introduced at the event.
Those present included Governors Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, his Katsina State counterpart, Aminu Masari; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, his Kebbi State counterpart, Atiku Bagudu; and Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola.
Others in attendance were Governor Sani Bello of Niger State; Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni; Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman of Kwara State; Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State; Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Gombe State Governor Muhammad Yahaya; and Simon Lalong of Plateau State.
A few days ago, Tinubu visited Akure, the Ondo State capital, along with a former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, to help launch Akeredolu’s re-election campaign.