A chieftain of the Labour Party, Professor Pat Utomi, has described the ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as a desperate one.
Utomi stated this on Monday during an appearance on a programme, Politics Today, on Channels Television, Naija News reports.
The political economist asserted that Tinubu’s desperate ambition to become president is injurious to Nigeria’s democracy and must be resisted.
Utomi pointed out that the slogan of the APC Presidential candidate “Emilokan” is dangerous and selfish, saying that the 2023 presidency is about Nigerians and an individual.
He said, “I don’t think the ambition of Tinubu is for the good of Nigeria. If I was his age, I wouldn’t be seeking political office at his age, certain things are good for certain times. Why is it his turn? What about other people in Nigeria?
“If there is any ‘Emilokan’ (translated in Yoruba as I am next) that is wrong, it is the Emilokan of Emilokan because of Ko’kan (Not his turn).
“Our country has suffered so much from having ailing leaders and that was why the vice president stepped up because he thought there was a challenge to that principle and direction.”
Go For Medical Test, You Are Unfit For Presidency – Utomi Knocks Tinubu
Utomi has dared Tinubu to go for a medical checkup and make the results public, saying that the former Governor of Lagos State is unfit to be president.
While insisting that there are signs to show Tinubu is unfit for the post, Utomi said, “Physically, you can see he is ailing. Let’s not kid ourselves. Let’s be honest.”
Utomi refuted claims by the APC that Tinubu is fit, stating that “American presidents go through medicals.
“Let him (Tinubu) go through medicals with Nigerian doctors and make it (result) public.”
On why he wants the former Lagos State governor to go for a medical test, the Labour Party chieftain said the 2023 election and who leads the country is about “the lives of millions of people”.
This article was originally published on Naija News