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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who is the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked the rumours surrounding his health status.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that there have been huge speculations that the former Lagos State Governor who is one of the frontline presidential aspirants under the platform of APC, has some serious medical issues that he has been battling with for some time. Several video clips had emerged on social media indicating how physically unfit the Asiwaju of Lagos is.
However, speaking at the Nasarawa Government House, Lafia, on Friday while pleading with state delegates to vote for him during the May 30th APC presidential primaries, Tinubu said he is not sick.
Reacting to insinuations that he lacks the physical strength to serve as president of the country, the former governor said he is not applying to become a wrestler.
According to him, “I’m not competing to be a WWE wrestling man. They say he is sick; he is not well. Am I sick? I’m not. When I apply for this job, I didn’t apply to Governor Abdullahi Sule to be a concrete mixer.”
The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has also assured Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that he and all the people of Benin Kingdom will continue to pray for him to pick APC’s ticket and win the presidential election.
The first-class monarch gave the assurance on Saturday evening in his palace while receiving Tinubu and members of his team.
A former National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; the governorship candidate of the party during the September 19, 2020 poll Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; and a former Deputy Governor, Chief Pius Odubu; among other chieftains of APC were also at the palace to welcome the presidential aspirant.
Oba of Benin said: “Your (Tinubu’s) remarks are like preaching to the converted or the Pope. The Benin throne is non-partisan; we are interested in who becomes president of Nigeria. Hence, the throne prays for good leadership.