One of the leading presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has downplayed the importance of his health in his quest to lead the country.
The former Lagos states governor said he does not need the strength and agility of a wrestler or a Cristiano Ronaldo to become president.
Tinubu said this in reaction to growing concerns and speculations of his ill-health.
Speaking on Thursday while meeting with delegates of the party in Ondo State at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, ahead of the presidential primaries of APC, Tinubu said all that is required for him if elected as president are ideas.
He maintained that he is not in the race for the money but for the betterment of the country and the people.
During the visit to the state, Tinubu opined he remained the only one and best among the aspirants to lead the party to victory in 2023.
According to Tinubu, what Nigeria has been lacking is a spirit of unity and a sense of hope, both of which he claims he can restore.
“When they talk about my health, I tell them, I’m not looking for a wrestling job, I don’t want to beat Ronaldo. I’m a better thinker and a better doer.
“I want the delegates to distinguish us and separate us like a dip of kerosene on top of water.
“My running is not because I need pockets of money, that was past. It is the love of the country, my people, commitment to development, giving value to education and better future for our children.”
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