Political and cultural association of leaders in Northern Nigeria, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has expressed doubt about the medical condition of 2023 presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The northern group has said it will be an unfortunate situation for Nigerians to again vote in another sick candidate as President of the nation.
The 2023 general elections are just around the corner and the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Tinubu has confirmed to President Muhammadu Buhari his desire to become his successor.
LagosPost reports that the APC chairman made his interest known to President Buhari last Monday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
However, ACF spokesman, Emmanuel Yawe, while reacting to Tinubu’s ambition on Friday, said the former governor of Lagos State should not be allowed to run for the Presidency without providing his medical evidence.
Yawe urged Nigerians with convincing medical evidence of Bola Tinubu to speak without hesitation and save the nation from having another sick leader.
ACF said Nigerians with Tinubu’s medical evidence should come out and show that he is not fit to contest the Presidency on health grounds.
“If people have issues or evidence about his (Tinubu) health, let them come out and speak. Let them provide evidence that he is not strong enough to contest for the Presidency or hold the office.
“The people who have the evidence that Tinubu is not strong enough for the office presidency should save us the agony of having a sick President in office. They should speak out,” Yawe said.
Recounting previous events, the ACF spokesman pointed out the late former President Umaru Yar’Adua, who was sick and died in office.
He added that the development created a constitutional crisis.
He added, “So if we know that somebody is sick, we should not allow him to take over that office. It is a serious office that will determine the future of millions of citizens.
“In a complex country like Nigeria, we should not allow somebody that is not medically fit to occupy such an office and mess all of us up.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is always travelling abroad for medical attention, and Nigerians would be organizing demonstrations to force him back home.
“It was really embarrassing. We should not allow such things to happen again,” Yawe said.
According to reports, Tinubu had spent months abroad last year after he underwent a knee surgery.