An APC chieftain and Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isa Misau, has revealed why the presidential ambition of the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, will not favour Nigerians in 2023.
According to Misau, Nigerians will be happy to have Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor rather than Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He said while Tinubu who just returned from the United Kingdom (UK) where he had undergone surgery is also a good presidential material, Nigeria cannot afford to elect another person with health challenges as President in 2023.
According to him, Nigeria’s problems are too big for a sick president to handle just like former president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua succumbed to pressure in 2010.
He said “I see the Vice-President as somebody who is very vibrant, young and intelligent. He is also a professor of law and very loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari. Today if the president decides to say he is going to hand over to Osinbajo, I don’t think there will be any challenge and everyone will accept him, including the South West”.
“If however, they said they want to hand over Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I will say no problem. I believe that this time in Nigeria, we need somebody with sound health both physically and mentally to be our president”.
“We can’t afford to take any risk with somebody that has health issues. Nigeria’s problems will just drain you just the way it drained former president Umaru Yar’Adua. When Yar’Adua first came in, the sickness was not that much. But because of Nigeria’s problems, it drained him and he died”.