FCT, Abuja — Senator Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has stated that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is healthier than him.
The APC vice presidential candidate said this on Sunday during a live Facebook programme, Fashin Baki, anchored by Bulama Bukarti.
Shettima said that there is concern over the health condition of his principal, adding that some people are saying he is unfit to be president.
But Mr Shettima said Mr Tinubu was healthier than him as he neither had diabetes nor hypertension, as reported by Daily Nigerian.
“Let me tell you clearly that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is hale and hearty. Politics aside, he is physically and mentally fit to be Nigerian president.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is even healthier than me, as I have diabetes and hypertension, which he has none.
“Even the early Parkinson’s disease people talked about is just lack of sleep. Once he gets enough sleep, he will be asymptomatic.
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“Leadership is not like an unskilled labour of carrying bags of cement. It’s more of a mental work than physical.
“Former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Daniel arap Moi of America, Algeria, and Kenya respectively led their countries through economic prosperity while on wheelchairs,” Mr Shettima explained.
He also said the northern region will not be sidelined from developmental projects of the administration, arguing that the presidential candidate of the party had always been a friend of the region.
“I don’t see any reason why the northern region would be sidelined, especially when you look at the antecedents of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“He has been a friend of the north since the time of Shehu Musa Yar’Adua.
“In 2007, when Atiku was humiliated and chased out of the PDP, Tinubu accommodated him and gave him the presidential ticket of the ACN.
“Four years later, he gave Malam Nuhu Ribadu, a northern Muslim and our brother, the presidential ticket to contest.”
Source: News Brief Nigeria