The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, can contest the 2023 presidential election regardless of concerns raised about his shaking hands.
A former member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, said this in reaction to a trending video showing Tinubu’s hands shaking.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos, is a frontline aspirant for the 2023 presidential election.
Asiwaju’s critics have urged him to drop his ambition of becoming Nigeria’s President and focus on his health to pave the way for younger people to take over the country’s leadership.
But Jibrin, who represented the Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State in the eighth assembly, said Tinubu remains their choice despite his alleged health issues.
He urged those criticising the former Lagos State Governor to mobilise their preferred presidential aspirant and leave Tinubu alone.
Jibrin, in a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, described the criticism as an attack, saying they are prepared for it.
He said, “Let his hands be shaking; he remains our choice. You cannot suffocate our democratic space.
“Go and mobilise support for your aspirants whose hands are not shaking. Aren’t you the majority? Let’s meet at the ballot. We are resolute, and our support is total. Where Asiwaju goes, we go!
“We must be prepared for more and more unfair and senseless attacks. It is not a criticism but enmity. There will always be that small group spreading hate.
“As with several presidents, some of these attacks will continue through the various elections and Tinubu’s tenure as president”.