Again, a video has emerged showing the moment Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling party, APC, embarrassed himself in Kaduna.
Bola Tinubu, has praised the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai’s “creativity and resiliency in turning a rotten situation into a bad one,” a gaffe that has again raised questions about the mental capacity of the APC Candidate to hold the nation’s highest office.
This online news platform understands that Tinubu, while appealing to Governor El-Rufai not to leave the country, said the nation was in dire need of creative thinkers like the Kaduna governor.
Tinubu made the mistake while addressing attendees of the Kaduna Investment Summit, which was held at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua conference hall in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
“Nigeria needs thinkers and doers. I’m openly begging Nasir El-Rufai not to run away for additional degree. There are lots of educated relics. We are not going to let you run away,” Tinubu opined while mounting the podium on Saturday.
“Your vision, creativity, and resiliency in turning a rotten situation into a bad one is necessary at this critical time,” the APC presidential flag bearer for the 2023 general elections added.
Unaware of the gaffe, Tinubu did not make any effort to correct himself. The gaffe would be the latest addition to his slurred and incoherent comments at public functions.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna incident has again renewed worries about both Tinubu’s mental and physical ability to handle the rigours of the presidency should he win the presidential elections in 2023 on the platform of the ruling party.
Last month, a photograph of Tinubu who was a two-term governor of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, emerged, where he wore an inner device believed to be a ‘catheter bag’ to expel urine, further raising questions about his frail health status.
Aide defends Tinubu
Meanwhile, in a statement released by the Director, Media & Publicity
Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, stated that it was a mere slip.
He said: “Earlier today at the Kaduna State Investment Summit, All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu while commending, Governor Nasir El-Rufai for his transformational leadership in the state had a slip of tongue that is common to every human being and even great leaders.
“The APC leader inadvertently said Governor El-Rufai “turned a rotten situation” he met on ground in Kaduna into “a bad one” whereas he meant to say “to a great one.”
“It was a mere slip, that is not unusual in life, even among leaders of nations.
“We recognise we are in political season where everything is latched on for deliberate distortion and twisted mischief.
“While mischief makers went so low, we noted that the audience at KadInvest 7.0 followed Asiwaju Tinubu with rapt attention and knew he only had a slip.
“We can only tell mischief makers to look for better and productive things to do with their time.”