‘I’m not for the Olympics’, Tinubu insists he’s fit for the Presidency
Tinubu claims that his body is capable of withstanding the rigours of being Nigeria’s president.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a presidential candidate in 2023, has repeated that he is qualified to lead the country.
Tinubu reiterated this on March 16, 2022, while speaking to the APC’s House of Representatives Caucus in Abuja.
He thanked the lawmakers for their support for his presidential campaign, praising Deputy Speaker of the House Idris Wase for arranging for certain members to visit him in London while he was on medical leave.
Tinubu stated that he now feels healthier following his knee replacement operation, claiming that the “pains” and “aches” are no longer there.
He stated that he has been from Sokoto to Zamfara states for discussions in order to ensure that his presidential ambition receives the requisite support.
‘I’m not going to do the Olympic,’ he remarked, despite being in excellent physical shape for the top position.
Remember that the former Governor of Lagos State had previously stated that for the presidency, psychological strength was more important than physical health.
On Friday, February 25, 2022, he visited the Ataoja of Osogbo, Jimoh Olanipekun, to notify him about his political ambitions.
He said, “I didn’t apply for a job as a bricklayer. The job I’m applying for requires a brain. I’m not sick. I only repaired my knee. I’m not applying for the relay race and I’m not a horse. I have the quality to serve and make Nigeria great. I want to serve my country. I have the brain.”
Tinubu also had a similar meeting with APC Senators as he continues to rally his base ahead of the party’s National Convention and primaries.
Tinubu had announced his interest in the 2023 presidency in January after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.