Few slips of tongue, no health issues – Keyamo on Tinubu


The Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has admitted that the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu, made a few slips during campaign, but insisted he has no health challenges.


The spokesperson of the campaign council, Festus Keyamo stated this on Monday while featuring on ‘Good Morning Show’ on ARISE TV.


The spokesperson pointed out that even though there had been slips of the tongue by Tinubu at various times, he added that the same had happened to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Labour Party and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed.


When asked if there was anything that Nigerians should know about Tinubu’s health, Keyamo insisted that at the moment, there was no basis to be asking Tinubu to declare his health status.


The spokesperson stressed that the whole noise about Tinubu’s health was the strategy by the opposition to repeat the lie a thousand times and make it stick in the minds of Nigerians.


He stated: “No matter how much they repeat it, the opposition, and some sections of the press, the fact remains that there is no evidence to the contrary that my candidate has some kind of health issues. I said it on this programme before that the strategy has been to repeat a lie a thousand times until that lie sticks out as a truth.”


Keyamo noted that in the last few weeks, Tinubu has been more active on the campaign trail than any other candidate, adding that he has been going round day-to-day, hour-to-hour, from place to place, having several meetings.


He stated: “It is just a strategy of the opposition to continue to stick to things and repeat it a thousand times. But let me tell you this, ordinary Nigerians watching television screens, reading about his itinerary, have made up their minds, no matter how much you continue to repeat it. There is no problem at all with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”


Keyamo further stressed that the few slips Tinubu had during the campaign had also happened to other presidential candidates.


He added: “You started the question by mentioning certain things that have happened on the campaign trail to my candidate, I have not seen anything happen, that has not happened to any [other] candidate. Slips of [the] tongue here and there, It has happened to Atiku, it has happened to Obi, it has happened to his running mate, it has happened to the spokespersons. The PDP spokespersons and their candidates have asked Nigerians to vote for APC, even far more than the APC have asked Nigerians to vote for APC.


“So what has happened to my candidate? Has he fainted? Has he collapsed? Has he missed his steps climbing the stairway? What has happened to him? Nothing has happened to him.


“So when you talk about health status, there must be a basis by which somebody will now say okay, I need to disclose my health status. If there is a basis for it, perhaps we will call for it.”


The spokesperson also described as untrue the story that Tinubu was rushed off stage in Minna.

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