African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate Dumebi Kachikwu has criticized Bola Tinubu, the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate for allegedly mocking the country’s electoral process.
Kachikwu stated this, on Wednesday, during a press conference in Abuja, while calling for Tinubu’s withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race due to reported health issues.
He said: “Personally, I think President Buhari had some good intentions in mind when he ran for office, but sadly, when his health failed, his government also failed. Today, the same APC that monumentally failed the Nigerian people with an ailing President has presented another ailing candidate to the Nigerian people.
“There is nothing wrong with being old or sick, as we will all grow old one day. We will also all get sick at some point or another. What I do have a problem with is a candidate with significant cognitive disabilities embarrassing my nation and making a mockery of the entire political process.
“Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu does not have to be in this race or continue this race. He has said that it is his turn and I agree: it is his turn to do the honorable thing and retire from this race. I call on his family, his party, the APC and President Buhari to convince him to do the right thing.”
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Since Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, declared his intention to run for president in 2023, many concerns have been raised about his health.
But that hasn’t stopped him from touring the country to consult with leaders at different levels about his presidential ambition.
During a visit to Jimoh Olanipekun’s palace, Ataoja of Osogbo, in February 2022, Tinubu revealed his willingness to serve as president without doing anything to dispel reports about his health.
“I am not applying for the job of masonry or grave digging.
“I went to school to study accounting and management. I am applying for a thinking job and I will do well. The job I want to do is to make Nigeria bigger and proud of itself,” Tinubu said.
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