The Head of Media and Publicity of Tinubu Support Group (TSG) Oluwatosin Johnson, on Sunday, accused Karounwi Oladapo, the Southwest All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker Zonal Publicity Secretary of being mischievous for saying that Bola Tinubu’s age was an issue against him.
He also slammed the APC spokesman for projecting Governor Kayode Fayemi as more highly favoured to get the 2023 APC ticket to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Oluwatosin stressed that the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently focused on helping President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his mandates.
GWG reports that Oladapo had in an interview with Sunday Vanguard enumerated three factors which he said would disqualify Tinubu from being considered for the APC’s presidential ticket. He listed Tinubu’s age and Islamic faith.
But responding to Oladapo, a former deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Johnson in a statement obtained by GWG said:
“Without sentiments, President Muhammadu Buhari is no doubt one of the greatest Presidents Nigeria ever had, yet he’s in his 70s.
“Saying Asiwaju will soon be 70 and too old for the exalted office of the President is foolish and myopic”.
According to him, the “US today elected a President full of energy to make their nation great again, and we are still here thinking the problem of Nigeria is the age of our leaders. President elect Joe Biden is 78 years old,” he said in dismissing Tinubu’s age as an issue for the 2023 ticket.
“Look at Lagos today, it’s a state everyone is proud to be identified with, this is happening because of the developmental blueprint made available by Asiwaju.
“I will advice him to be a good party man and stop all his antics to divide our great party.” Oluwatosin said.