Tinubu’s age not barrier – APC chieftain
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mike Msuaan, has slammed opposition parties and critics of the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, who see his age as a barrier.
While meeting with scores of party stalwarts on Thursday in Abuja, Msuuan disclosed that the former governor of Lagos State has no problem with the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the 2023 general election.
Msuaan, who is the Director of National Youth Mobilisation (North Central) of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, urged them to borrow a leaf from the United States President, Joe Biden.
He noted “The US president is as old as Tinubu. It’s not about age. It’s about what you have upstairs. Tinubu has the experience better than all of them.”
“The right thing the president would do is to assemble the best hands for the country. He has been tested and trusted. He did it in Lagos and he is going to do it for Nigeria.”
He further said that he and his supporters had begun a door-to-door campaign and perfected some strategies aimed at ensuring that Tinubu sweeps at least 70 per cent of ballots in the North-Central geopolitical zone in 2023 elections.
Reacting to speculations on whether Tinubu was comfortable with the use of BVAS and electronic transmission of election results, Msuaan asked “Why should the APC be afraid of BVAS and electronic transfer of results when the youths are strongly behind us? Why should we be afraid? I told you that if election is conducted tomorrow we are going to win.”
“They are the ones running after us. We have already given them more than 30 per cent gap ahead. And by tomorrow, if elections were conducted, we would give them more than 50 per cent. We are very comfortable with the arrangement made by INEC.
“We are going to win with that because that has taken care of the manipulation of those who want to do ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ on Election Day. Asiwaju is the next president of this country by the grace of God.”
He further said that the ruling party’s candidate is miles ahead of his political rivals, adding that he would outshine the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his counterpart in the Labour party, Peter Obi.
Msuaan assured that both the Labour PArty and the PDP would pose no threat to the presidential ambition of Tinubu at the poll.
He added “We didn’t see Asiwaju contesting with Atiku and Peter Obi. These are people with questionable character. We know what Atiku did to this country. He threw the youths of the North-Central and this country to the street.”