Mike Msuaan, an All Progressive Congress chieftain, said on Thursday that the age of the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, should not be a point of contention.
Msuaan compared the former Governor of Lagos State to US Vice President Joe Biden, claiming that the two are of similar ages and that age should not be a barrier for the Nigerian politician.
The APC Presidential Campaign Council’s Director of National Youth Mobilisation (North Central) urged Nigerians to take a leaf out of President Biden’s book.
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.
Msuaan, when asked about Tinubu’s competitive edge in the February 2023 presidential election, said he couldn’t see the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, competing with the APC flag-bearer.
The APC chieftain claimed that the candidates of the opposition parties are people of questionable character, and thus they are a long way from Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election.
The Benue-born politician emphasized that Tinubu would outperform Obi and Atiku in the election, adding that the duo pose no threat to the former Governor of Lagos State’s presidential ambitions.
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.
The privatisation exercise that he mishandled that drove the youths of this country to be jobless. Under Atiku as vice president, over $16 billion was invested (in electricity) and up to date, we are still in darkness. Is that the person that should rule us? Or are we talking of Peter Obi who has zero records in Anambra State?