Bola Ahmad Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APCnominee )’s for president, has denied any significant health issues.
The former governor of Lagos State referred to any health difficulties as “stale news.”
Speaking to Kano’s leading independent radio station, Freedom Radio, from Saudi Arabia, Tinubu revealed that he had ‘just’ finished watching seven rounds between Safa and Marwa, which is inconceivable for someone who is ill.
This is what Tinubu had to say about his health:
“I told you where I am now. I just finished performing 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.
“Yes, I am here in Saudi Arabia. It is a personal trip. It is a trip for spiritual rebirth. I like coming to perform the Umrah every now and then. It is an opportunity to connect with Almighty Allah, Lam ya lid wa lam yulad. We need his guidance. Nigeria is in need of prayers, and that is why we are here praying for our country, self and society.”
Regarding avoiding interviews, the APC presidential candidate claimed that he is both directly and indirectly interacting with the general public.
Bola Tinubu claims that he has spent hours standing while moving about and speaking to people on various stages.
He said: “What do you mean? Are we not having interviews now? I just finished talking to people through town-hall meetings and speaking directly to people. Those saying that are losers, and they will lose.
“I have moved around, spoken on different platforms, and stood for hours to address different audiences. Before, they said I could not walk; they said I could not stand. They were shamed. Since the campaign started, I have marshalled more original ideas than anyone else.
“I have demonstrated knowledge, experience and a great capacity to be on top of issues in the country. And this job is about ideas and issues regarding the leadership of our country.
“I have all it takes to be the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and I am asking the 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.
“By the engagements we are having, it is clear that we are going to win this election. As the elections draw closer, the signs are clear, and that is why our opponents are jittery. They have now resorted to peddling fake news and quoting some of my statements out of context just to score cheap points.”
Leave a Reply