National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu slumped and was hospitalised three days ago, after he was appointed Chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has claimed.
Fani-Kayode, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, made the claim in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday.
He said, “Last year on the day that Bola Tinubu was appointed Chairman of the APC Reconciliation Commitee,he lost his son. 3 days ago, on the day that he was appointed Chairman of Buhari’s Campaign Council, he slumped, collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he remains till today.
“Despite our political differences I love Bola Tinubu and I urge every Nigerian and particularly the Yoruba to pray for him. That God should preserve and protect him and make him understand His ways.”
However, Vanguard has apolozed for the false news. Read below
On January 10, 2019 in our Online edition we published a news item titled: ‘‘TINUBU SLUMPED, NOW IN HOSPITAL AFTER APPOINTMENT INTO BUHARI’S APC – FANI-KAYODE’ which stated among other things that the All Progressives Chairman of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu collapsed shortly after he was appointed Chairman of Buhari’s Campaign Council .
We have since discovered the story to be false.
We hereby retract the entire news story and apologise profusely to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the All Progressives Party (APC) for the inconvenience and embarrassment the story might have caused them.