The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, is unfit to rule the nation due to ill-health, the Igbo Elders Consultative Discussion board, has mentioned.
The organisation mentioned that solely individuals who weren’t effectively knowledgeable, or have misplaced sanity, would vote for Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State.
The chairman of IECF and former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, said these in an announcement issued on Tuesday night time from the USA, with about one week to the graduation of campaigns.
However the Spokesperson of Tinubu Marketing campaign Group, Adebayo Onanuga, advised The PUNCH that Ezeife was performing the script of the presidential candidate of Labour Celebration, Peter Obi.
Based on him, Tinubu had been hale and hearty, match and most certified for Nigeria’s highest workplace.
Ezeife was reacting to a latest report revealed by The PUNCH on Monday, September 12 that about two weeks after his go to to the vice presidential candidate of APC, Kashim Shettima, the Igbo Elders Consultative Discussion board which he chairs had been severely divided.
Though the official assertion had claimed that it was a courtesy go to, sources mentioned it had thrown the IECF into controversies as members who had been champions of the Igbo presidency and supported the presidential candidate of the Labour Celebration, Peter Obi, remained divided.
The division among the many members of the organisation was fuelled by the cancellation of two press conferences earlier scheduled for 1 pm on Tuesday, June 14 and Friday, June 24 2022 at Ezeife’s residence in Asokoro on the final minute, whereas no clarification was given.
Since that point, the IECF had maintained a deafening silence, thereby fuelling extra hypothesis that politicians could have infiltrated its members.
A dazed member of IECF who doesn’t wish to be talked about confirmed the division however was unsure if it was allegedly sponsored by the APC.
However Ezeife within the assertion titled, ‘Why I went to Shettima’, mentioned he visited the previous governor of Borno State to help a businessman whose warehouse was bulldozed by the Borno State Authorities.
He mentioned that apart from Tinubu “being too previous for the workplace of President of Nigeria”, the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by the previous governor had knocked off his possibilities.
Ezeife mentioned, “Sure, I went, uninvited, to Shettima, I used to be accompanied by a Maiduguri-born and brought-up businessman of South-East extraction. Why? Greater than a 12 months in the past, a well-built younger man got here to my workplace in Abuja crying desperately. He talked like somebody contemplating suicide! He advised me that he was completed, that the garments on him had been the one property left for him. He inherited a lodge from his father and constructed two extra inns by himself. All three inns and a warehouse had been bulldozed by the Borno State authorities.
“His different properties had been additionally seized. He had helped the marketing campaign efforts of the present Borno State Governor (Babagana Zulum). He additionally purchased a bus for the marketing campaign. He was directed to come back and see me. I made efforts to see the Borno State governor however didn’t succeed.
“Not too long ago, the younger man rushed to my workplace and advised me that Shettima, who handed it over to the present governor can affect him to take heed to his (the businessman’s) case and do some justice. He advised me that if I met Shettima and pleaded with him, the issue could be solved. He added that Shettima was on the town (Abuja) that day.
“That if we went, we might meet him at his Abuja residence. As he noticed it, my assembly with Shettima would finish his frustration, struggling and menace to his life. I didn’t give it a second thought as a result of the younger man spoke from the depth of his coronary heart. I jumped into the automobile with him and we headed to the place he knew Shettima was.
“Shettima obtained me with nice respect and didn’t hold me ready too lengthy earlier than calling me in for dialogue. I pleaded with Shetima to attraction to his successor for some justice to be executed to the businessman.
“He listened rigorously and I used to be amazed by his constructive responses which included a dedication to assist the businessman straight by himself if the Governor doesn’t do sufficient. I used to be elated and I thanked him profusely.
“As we had been leaving the workplace, Shettima bade me goodbye with a handshake. I did see digicam males taking footage of us. However I knew what I went for. I shall go to anyone who can genuinely assist an individual in life-threatening misery. There was nothing political within the go to. Really, I don’t take into account Shettima an opponent within the 2023 presidential election. Why?
“His principal, Jagaban Tinubu, is absolutely not effectively. Solely people who find themselves not effectively knowledgeable, or have misplaced sanity, will vote for him to go and die in AsoRock.
“Additionally, Tinubu is simply too previous for the workplace of President of Nigeria. A really consultant group of Northern youths got here to my home and declared that no person above 65 years previous ought to contest for the workplace of the President of Nigeria.
“The best downside of the previous is mind energy deficiency, particularly loses of reminiscence. I defined this to Yoruba youths who proposed my becoming a member of the race for President of Nigeria. Ought to all the things have been alright for the Tinubu ticket, it’s Muslim- Muslim nature knocks it out – removes it from consideration.
“I attraction to Nigerians of each ethnic group and non secular religion to bow to the need of the Almighty God, who appears to have taken over from our conscienceless politicians, to convey a few new Nigeria, to rescue Nigeria and revive her future – the nation to which He poured an abundance of His blessings, making her the very most gifted Nation on earth.
“Sure, Ecclesiastes says there’s a time and a season for all the things below the solar. This seems to be the time and the season for the manifestation of the brand new Nigeria which should develop to a world superpower, elevating the respect and dignity of all blacks on earth and taking part in, and enhancing the management of the world. God’s design and can dominate man’s will in, and mess up, of Nigeria.”
Onanuga challenged anybody who has a opposite opinion about Tinubu’s excellent well being to come back ahead with proof.
He mentioned, “We have now mentioned many occasions that Asíwájú Tinubu is hale and hearty, match and most certified for Nigeria’s highest workplace. Let anybody who has a opposite declare show in any other case. Sufficient of all these malicious statements from quack medical doctors, saying issues they don’t seem to be certified to say.
“Like Peter Obi, the Labour Celebration candidate who groundlessly pronounced on Tinubu’s well being with out being a medical physician two weeks in the past, Ezeife has merely shamelessly regurgitated his candidate’s assertion.
“We all know Ezeife as an economist, not a medical physician except he’s now making a declare to be a quack. We all know him as a rabid supporter of Peter Obi. And we don’t begrudge him for his political beliefs.
“It’s a disgrace that the 83-year-old tried to cover below a so-called youthful group to canvas for his candidate whereas knocking out Tinubu and Abubakar Atiku on the bottom of age. Based on his warped logic, solely anybody who’s beneath 65 ought to lead Nigeria. We’re stunned that the octogenarian is making the declare when the chief of the world’s second main democracy, Joe Biden is near 80.
“Two years in the past, Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia retired at 95 as prime minister. He retired not due to mind energy deficiency, however as a result of he had fulfilled his time period in workplace.”