A former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has said he did not shun the campaign of the party for its governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, contrary to reports in the media.
Akande, who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Lani Baderinwa, in a statement issuedon Friday said he had been going abroad for medical treatment.
The former governor of Osun State, said he decided to stay away from stress in line with the advice of his doctors.
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."