I’m not competing in 100yard race or wrestling, Tinubu reply critics
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I’m more than healthy to lead Nigeria if elected at the February 26 presidential poll”, All Progressives Congress APC standard bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said at the weekend.
The former Lagos governor, who described the rumour peddlers as ill-informed, said he is smarter than his accusers.
He promised to give governance 100 per cent commitment if given the mandate to lead.
Tinubu spoke at a dinner organized in his honour by the Kano Business Community Council during an interactive session with members of the Tijjaniyyah sect.
According to him, his victory at the poll will end the ill-wish from his detractors.
He told his hosts: “I’ve been standing before you, I’m not running for hundred yards or 500 yards hurdle. I’m running for the presidency. I’m not competing in WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). Even if I go out there and they say (he is) sick, I’m standing before you. Do I look like a sick man?
“Nigerians, put me out of their reach. Vote for me 100 per cent. They will stop complaining because I’m smarting than they are.”
The APC candidate promised to devote his time and energy to the service of the country and the people, saying there would be no measure no half-measure of commitment on his part to the course and development of the country.
Tinubu said he won’t be a part-time President who will share his time between living in Dubai and Nigeria, adding that he would concentrate his attention and energy on confronting and surmounting Nigeria’s pressing challenges.
“I will give Nigerians 100 per cent of my time, not 50 per cent in Dubai and 50 per cent in Nigeria,” Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, quoted him as saying in a statement.
The Tijjaniyyah sect members, led by Sheikh Bashir Tijjani Usman Zangon Bareebah, presented a long list of issues that Tinubu should address if elected next year.
Top on their wish-list is improved electricity, full security, giving agriculture full attention, including provision and completion of dams and improved quality education for Nigerians.
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