Director General of Arewa Summit International, Dr. Bashir Lamido, has dismissed insinuations that the Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not physically fit to handle the affairs of Nigeria if elected President.
He said Tinubu proved many wrong when he bowed and touched the ground to greet Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s mother, Elder(Mrs) Eunice Uzor Kalu (Odiukonamba) during his visit to her Abuja residence recently.
Lamido, in an interview Friday with newsmen in Kaduna , said Tinubu is a political colossus that believes in the unity and continuity of Nigeria as a nation.
He said going by his political tract records, Tinubu is someone who has what it takes to bring the best for Nigeria, considering his developmental strides which he said have touched all facets of life across the country.
According to Lamido, Tinubu is a goal getter, a dogged fighter and a politician that is stable even under pressure.
“If it comes to physical fitness , he is more fit than many. He is more fit than some candidates and many Nigerians. You could see how he demonstrated the level of his fitness when he bowed to greet Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s mother. On political playground, he has what it takes to change the narrative because of his political experience, exposure and connection which he has all over the world,” he stated.
On the choice of Muslim running mate by Tinubu, Lamido said he believes in one thing that “if you have a leader look at the leader and his pedigree and not the person of his running mate because deputies are not elected but nominated.”
Stressing that politics is a game of numbers, one thing that must be considered is loyalty, tract record of performance in his choice of running mate.
Lamido urged Nigerians to look at the achievements of Tinubu in Lagos while serving as governor and how he joined forces with pro-democracy groups in the country to bring about the current democracy into place in Nigeria in 1999 in casting their votes for him in 2023.