Former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has slammed Nigerians mocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu over his alleged ill-health.
HausaToday recalls that a viral video had shown Pyrates Confraternity members dressed in red and white attire gyrating to a song that mocked Tinubu for a speech he made in June in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Tinubu had during the controversial speech stated that ‘Emi lo kan’, meaning ‘It’s my turn’ to get power after President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, the video has received various reactions, with many Nigerians such as Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka condemning the attacks on the APC presidential candidate.
In a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Nnamani expressed his disappointment at the shameless campaigns and parody targeting Tinubu’s health.
The lawmaker representing the Enugu East Senatorial District maintained that the mockery of the APC presidential candidate over his health status is unwarranted and has no place in the country’s polity.
Nnamani said he would cast his vote for his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election.
He however described Tinubu as the hardest working politician of this generation, stressing that he is qualified to run for president of Nigeria in 2023 as there is no evidence that he has dementia.
He wrote, “Fashola, Osinbajo, Aregbosola, Fayemi, etc. All first class with A-game always. I vigorously oppose, protest and detest the shameless campaigns and parody targeting Tinubu’s health.
“As a Health worker, I am amazed by the ignorance, foolishness, wickedness and callousness of these idiotic operators.
“I believe they are unwarranted, extremely unprofessional, and have no place in our polity. As the GenZ grow and Nigeria merges with the new world, they will cry at the foibles of their progenitors. Get it folks, life is turn by turn.
“Since we all desire a better Nigeria, our politics should be grounded in facts and reliable evidence. This is the only way we can advance this nation. Ahmed Bola Tinubu is the MOST successful Governor in modern Nigeria bar none.
“While my vote is covered by the Umbrella per my Party PDP and our Candidate, HE Atiku Abubakar, I take a bow for the hardest working Politico of this generation. He patiently paid his dues.
“Guess what, the Igbo are not going anyway. Rather in the spirit of their fathers and forefathers more are pouring into Lagos every day. Tinubu is qualified to run for president of Nigeria in 2023 as there is no evidence that he has dementia.”