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General News of Monday, 2 January 2023


Tinubu fires critics as he boasts about his fitness to become President of Nigeria

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 2023 Presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 2023 Presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has dismissed allegations of ill health.

Speaking during an interview with Kano-based Freedom Radio, he explained that since he announced his intentions to contest for presidency, his opponents have been spreading false news about his health.

He noted before the interview, he had just finished performing the umrah, done seven rounds of tawaf and seven trips between safa and Marwa.

According to him, a sick man would not have been able to do all the above mentioned.

The former Lagos state Governor asked Nigerians to have the confidence and respect in him to lead the country.

Dismissing the claims, Tinubu said:

"Ah! 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.

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."