Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, has responded to his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, over a statement questioning his health status.
Remember that Anaedoonline.ng previously reported that Obi, while meeting with some of his supporters in Belgium, accused Nigerians of supporting Tinubu despite knowing he is ill.
He said, “Somebody said to me that this candidate fought Abacha regime to stand still. That he even lost everything. I said, but he has two planes now. Where is his company?”
“Once he comes here and gives you money, you will say Jagaban is the best candidate even when the man is not well. That’s the problem of the country.”
Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, stated in a statement released on Tuesday that Obi’s comment was mere beer parlour gossip.
He stated that Asiwaju’s doctor was not the former governor of Anambra state, so he could not provide a verified statement on his health.
He went on to say that his principal is not ill, and that he meets with people for 20 hours a day to strategize about solving Nigeria’s problems.
He said, “Since he is not Asiwaju’s doctor and is not privy to his medical record, Obi has again disgracefully elevated what has for long been a beer parlour gossip and social media lie being propagated by his IPOB supporters.
“Obi in his characteristic manner is amplifying falsehood which should not have a place in decent political campaign.
“We believe that political leaders should be guided in their utterances and be sticklers for the truth, but Obi has thrown all caution to the wind, pronouncing on issues he has no moral and professional competence to make a judgement call on.”
Further, he told Peter Obi and his supporters that those who support Tinubu do so not for financial gain, but because they believe in his demonstrable ability to provide progressive leadership for our country.
He warned Obi and his followers to stop spreading false information.
Tinubu outperforms even the perennial presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on this metric. By all leadership metrics, he is not in the same league as the rabble-rousing Peter Obi,” he added.
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