Adeboye Adebayo, the National Director, Media and Publicity, Asiwaju Project Beyond 2023 has described the Muslim-Muslim ticket as a ruse and non-issue.
Adebayo also held that the campaign should have been based on a North and South ticket since Nigeria was amalgamated along that line in 1914.
Adebayo who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council made this known in a press conference in Osogbo on Wednesday.
Stressing the fact that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC is medically and mentally fit to rule the country, Adebayo also revealed that the health issue is being used as a distraction to deviate from the real issues.
He also assured that Tinubu’s presidency, when he is elected in 2023, will not be a burden on Nigeria.
“[The] Muslim-Muslim ticket is a non-issue; it is a North and South ticket because when Nigeria was amalgamated in 1914, it was along that line.
“Bola Ahmed Tinubu is medically fit. He wakes up early and sleeps late into the night. There is nobody without health issues.
“Tinubu is over 70 and at that age, it is a privilege to still be up and doing at that age. He had knee surgery and he has fully recovered from it.
“The whole matter about his health is a distraction. He is mentally fit and intellectually capable to lead Nigeria. His presidency won’t be a burden on Nigeria.”
While outlining the differences between the APC presidential candidate and other candidates in the presidential race, Adebayo explained that Tinubu is always ready to listen to people adding that it is his winning formula.
“We believe that a Bola Ahmed Tinubu Presidency is what Nigeria needs at this time. Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the answer to many questions at hand now. He is in the race to deliver good governance to everybody, irrespective of age, tribe and religion. Our people are just whipping up sentiments.
“Bola Ahmed Tinbu is a detribalised Nigerian who played a vital role to restore democracy in Nigeria, especially during the June 12 struggle.
“Patriotism is what is driving Tinubu to contest the presidency. Because people like him stood up for democracy, that is why we can boast of the Fourth Republic.”
While acknowledging that the APC presidential candidate reengineered the finances of Lagos, he added that being a leader with foresight, Tinubu is ready to replicate it because he has the capacity and experience.
“His manifesto is presentable and when put together can proffer a solution to Nigeria’s problem.
He will nip insecurity in the bud, by this we mean terrorism and banditry. He will also establish Primary Healthcare Centres in every ward in the country.
He will also reform the financial sector and the foreign exchange market.”