The Director General of the Bola Tinubu Campaign Organization, Abdulmumin Jibrin has reacted after the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi ran round the Port Harcourt Stadium, in Rivers State, before declaring his intention to run for the 2023 presidency on Saturday.
Jibrin said although many people feel Amaechi was making a mockery of the All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders, Abdullahi Adamu, Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, the Minister was only “trying to save time.”
It reported that Amaechi declared his intention to run for the 2023 Presidency in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
The Minister returned to his home State, Rivers, where he made the declaration at the Port-Harcourt stadium, during a Thanksgiving service organized by the APC.
His declaration came after several pressure groups and organisations had allegedly called on him to join the Presidential race.
Prior to his declaration, the Minister ran around the stadium, in what is believed to be a show of physical fitness.
And Jibrin, in a tweet on Sunday, told those who feel Amaechi was making mockery of Tinubu, Buhari and Adamu, who because of age and frailty of health cannot stand such exercise, that the minister was only trying to save time.
Most Nigerians are vehemently kicking against Tinubu’s presidency, majorly because of his health issues.
The former Lagos State Governor is already frequenting the United Kingdom for medical reasons.
Recall that the current President has also made the UK his second home due to his frail health.
“It’s unfair to Minister Amaechi for some people to think that by running round the stadium, he was trying to mock the age of incumbent President Buhari, brand new APC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu and incoming president, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I believe he was only trying to save time,” Jibrin wrote on Twitter.
By this particular tweet, however, many social media users feel that Jibrin has indirectly mocked his principal, Tinubu, President Buhari and his party’s national chairman, Adamu.