The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday took a swipe at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer Atiku Abubakar’s persistent attack on the health status of its presidential candidate, affirming that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is as fit as fiddle.
Insisting that there was no cause for alarm about the health status of the former Lagos Governor, the council argued that the persistent allegations of ill health by the opposition was a sign of an inferiority complex and fear of the impending defeat in 2023.
The spokesman for PDP Presidential Campaign Management Council, Senator Dino Melaye over the weekend alleged that Tinubu is not physically and mentally fit, asking he should subject himself to a medical examination.
Expressing confidence in the strength of PDP candidate, Melaye said: “We challenge both (Tinubu and Atiku) of them; they should go for a medical examination because the constitution says that you must be physically and mentally fit to be President.”
Faulting all the allegations and insinuations of Tinubu’s health status, the Director of Special Media Projects and New Media, of the PCC, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode said all the allegations against Tinubu smack of nothing but fear of the impending defeat in t2023.
Fani-Kayode in a statement in Abuja on Sunday maintained that “compared to Atiku Abubakar, the Jagaban is as fit as a fiddle.
“And unlike the former Vice President he (Tinubu) has nothing to hide, he has no skeletons in his cupboard, he does not visit the dark places and he is pure in body, spirit and soul.
“Atiku cannot come anywhere near Asiwaju in terms of his mental or physical virility or acumen.
“Whether mentally, physically or spiritually Atiku is very far behind. Worse of all he lacks intellectual substance. All you need to do is speak to him for ten minutes to know that his head is empty and that there is nothing between his ears.
“Atiku and his camp know that Jagaban will win this election hands down and as each day passes it is getting clearer. That is why they are so jittery.
“That is why they resort to nothing but falsehood, insults and abuse. That is why the only thing they talk about is Jagaban’s health and age.”
Berating Melaye, the PDP Campaign Council spokesman and the opposition party for not engaging in the issue-based campaign, Fani-Kayode argued that for the APC, ” we want a campaign that centres on issues but Atiku and his men friends do not even know the meaning of the word.
“His (Atiku) team are ignorant, uncouth, disrespectful and utterly primitive and nothing reflects or manifests that more than the vituperations and asinine contributions of his garrulous, thuggish and indisciplined spokesmen.”
On the recent call by the PDP flag bearer that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should be honoured with his face on any of the new Naira notes to be released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the former Minister of Aviation dismissed the sincerity of such call.
According to him, “Atiku is lying. He does not mean a word of it. He is offering a Greek gift. He is playing politics.
“Deep down he hates OBJ with a passion and he has always done this because the President outfoxed and outpunched him at every turn when he attempted his treacherous move to usurp him and take his place as President.
“Some of us shall never forget that. A man brought you from nowhere and made you his Vice President and you tried to knife him in the back and take his position. You tried to disgrace and humiliate him and you coveted his seat. That sounds like Lucifer when he was in heaven to me.
“No matter what you say about Asiwaju Tinubu he has never betrayed those that helped him to power. He is loyal to his own a fault whilst Atiku does not know the meaning of the word.”
Fani-Kayode then reiterated that the APC was committed to fixing the country and emphasised that the “only person in the race that we can trust with the destiny of 200 million Nigerians is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“We must never make the mistake of putting our nation in the hands of a power-obsessed, overambitious, subversive and dangerous megalomaniac like Atiku who knows nothing about the modern age, who behaves like a feudal lord and who has been trying to be President for the last 30 years. The Nigerian people deserve far better than that “
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