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Tinubu Is Healthy, But Being President Doesn’t Require Labour- Adebayo Shittu

By Adedayo Said

Adebayo Shittu, former minister of communication, says Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is healthy and strong as “any person around”.

While speaking on Daily Politics, a Trust Television programme, on Thursday, Shittu said being president does not require physical labour.

There have been concerns about the health of the former governor of Lagos state.

Some Nigerians believe he may not be able to handle the rigours of office if elected president of Nigeria.

The former minister said apart from good health, Nigerians need a candidate who is qualified and experienced – things he claims Tinubu has.

“It is not about age, to be a president is not about labour,” he said.

“It is not about physical labour. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is healthy and strong as any person around. If a Mr Jack or you are whatever… I mean, is that all the presidency requires by way of qualification?

“You need sound education, you need experience, exposure and of course you also need good health.”

Shittu said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is no match for Tinubu in the north-east.

“The north-east where Atiku comes from, Atiku knows that he is not a match [for Tinubu]. Has he ever headed any government? He does not have any achievements to be credited to him,” the former minister said.

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