Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential nominee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has publicly rebuked his critics for claiming that his health problems make him unable to lead Nigeria.
While in Saudi Arabia for Lesser Hajj, Tinubu gave an interview to Freedom Radio in Kaduna, which NewsXtra monitored. In it, he said that no sick person could do what he has done since becoming the APC’s presidential candidate in June 2022.
After returning to Nigeria from doing the lesser hajj (Umrah) at Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Tinubu claimed that the work of becoming the president of Nigeria is about ideas which he possesses.
He said, “Ah! I told you where I am now. I just finished performing the the umrah. I did the seven rounds of tawaf, I did the seven trips between safa and Marwa by myself. Can a sick person do that? That is stale news, my brother”.
“People who are making those insinuations have nothing else to say but lies and rubbish. I have moved round, spoke at different platforms and stood for hours to address different audiences. Before they said I could not walk, they said I could not stand, they are shamed”.
“Since the campaign started I have marshalled more original ideas than anyone else. I have demonstrated knowledge, experience and great capacity to be on top of issues in the country. And this job is about ideas and issues regarding leadership of our country”.
“I have all it takes to be the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I am asking people of the country to have confidence and respect for that, look at my background and my previous assignments. I want to serve the country and serve the country very well”.