Ignore those claming I’m sick, I’ve mental capacity to rule Nigeria – Tinubu
Senator Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, stated on Friday that his aim to replace the current president, Maj. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (retd. ), in 2023, was to pursue a post that required intelligence and attention rather than muscle.
At the palace of Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, the monarch of Osun state, Tinubu talked to him about his presidential ambitions. Tinubu is now touring the state, visiting royal fathers in order to get their support for his presidential bid.
In response to allegations that he was ill and so unfit to run for president, Tinubu said that the job of president he has applied for does not need bricklaying, race running, or grave digging, but rather one that requires the use of the intellect and intelligence.
“I have the brain and the capacity. If you hear them saying, he is sick, I didn’t apply for the job of race running. I didn’t apply for the job of bricklaying. I went to school to study Accountancy and Management.
“I didn’t apply for a job of a gravedigger. I have applied for a job of brain and intelligence, focus thinking. The job I want to do for Nigeria is for Nigeria to be greater and be proud of itself, our children, and we leave a legacy of success, unlimited success for our great, great children.”
Mr. Tinubu went on to say that his goal was to serve Nigeria to the best of his abilities, and that the qualities he had were exactly what the country was searching for in order to make it a very great, successful, and unified nation.
He said that, despite the abundance of people and material resources, Nigeria must develop a character of resilience and drive, and that Nigerians must perceive themselves as a unified entity in order to achieve success.
“I don’t care whether you are Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Ida, Ijaw or whoever you are, God has blessed us. He blessed us with human and materials. The only thing that He is ready to streamline for us and we are ready to streamline it, is character.
“We must build that character of strong determination, character of selflessness, character of resiliency, character of perseverance in which we must see ourselves as one entity that will build prosperity for all Nigerians. This is my promise,” Tinubu concluded.
As part of his speech, Oba Oyetunji promised Tinubu of his support and congratulated the governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola, for the restoration of roads in his jurisdiction.
He also issued a warning to people who were circulating rumors about Tinubu’s health situation, and he prayed for the success of Tinubu’s presidential bid.