The Special Assistant on Public Communication to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Phrank Shaibu has warned that it is dangerous to hand over a sick nation to a sick leader like Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Shaibu gave the warning in a statement on Sunday, saying Nigeria is presently in a mess, with every sector of the economy in crisis and should not be handed over to a sick president
He was reacting to the recent gaffe of Mr. Tinubu, who had while speaking at the 7th edition of Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KADInvest 7.0) on Saturday said the state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai “turned a rotten situation to a bad one.”
Shaibu stated that the Kaduna blunder was one gaffe too many, insisting that Tinubu is tired and should go home and rest.
He, therefore, called the attention of Nigerians to what he described as the unsuitability of the presidential candidate of Tinubu for the nation’s highest office on account of a series of blunders he has made since he publicly declared his presidential ambition.
He said, “When you look at the APC presidential candidate, you will see someone that is tired and weak. You have also heard the many gaffes that have come from him even before the kick-off of campaigns.
“The Kaduna comment is one gaffe, too many, and therefore unpardonable. You don’t have to be president at all costs; when you are tired, you go home.
“Nigeria is currently in a dire situation with every sector of the economy in deep decay; therefore, the nation cannot afford to hand over a sick nation to a sick president.”
Shuaibu stressed that Nigeria deserves a fit leader, stressing that the office of the President is not for ailing people.
According to him, Tinubu has tried his best but he is now weak and tired and should be allowed to go home and take a deserved rest.
It is only in Africa that persons who are unfit for offices on account of ill health insist on holding offices even at the expense of the wellbeing of the economy and the citizenry, the Atiku aide regretted.