Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 election says his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart Atiku Abubakar should quit the race, noting that he had run for the position for too long.
“There are few of us left running the presidential race. One said he is Atiku. How many times has he been running?” Mr Tinubu asked rhetorically. “He is always on the run and he is tired, tell him to go and sit down, enough is enough.”
On Friday in Delta State, The former Lagos governor described himself as the renewed hope for Nigerians, promising that his administration would be premised on economic development, progress and jobs creation for youths.
The APC flag bearer also said he will address the infrastructure deficit in the riverine communities in Delta.
Mr Tinubu made the comments while addressing the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government area of Delta.
The King of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro Gbaraun II (Aketekpe Agadagba) Pere of Gbaramatu hosted Mr Tinubu and his entourage.
Both septuagenarians, Messrs Tinubu and Abubakar are considered front runners for Nigeria’s top job to be decided at next year’s polls. But it is the former that concerns have heightened over his obvious physical and mental frailties as displayed in his constant public gaffes and slumps.
The APC presidential candidate said he would not be far from the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom as President of Nigeria, promising that they would be carried along.
“You mentioned the roads, Sea ports, the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), and the Industrial Park. I assure you that all these and more will be taken care of.
“As promised, we will not be far away from you; we will carry you along and consult with you regularly; we will encourage you and keep to our promises,” he said.