The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Kashim Shettima, has disclosed that his principal, Bola Tinubu, is healthier than him.
Mr Shettima stated this on Sunday night during a live Facebook discussion programme, Fashin Baki, anchored by Bulama Bukarti, Nasir Zango, Abba Hikima and Jaafar Jaafar.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that there is concern over the health condition of the APC presidential candidate, with some people saying he is unfit to be president.
But Mr Shettima said Mr Tinubu was healthier than him as he neither had diabetes nor hypertension.
“Let me tell you clearly that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is hale and hearty. Politics aside, he is physically and mentally fit to be Nigerian president.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is even healthier than me as I have diabetes and hypertension, which he has none. Even the early Parkinson’s disease people talked about is just lack of sleep. Once he gets enough sleep, he will be asymptomatic.
“Leadership is not like an unskilled labour of carrying bags of cement. It’s more of a mental work than physical. Former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Daniel arap Moi of America, Algeria and Kenya respectively led their countries through economic prosperity while on wheelchairs,” Mr Shettima explained.
Any Nigerian President that cannot work 18 hours a day will not succeed. So where will Tinubu get that extra sleep Kashim is talking about. I believe
Shettima himself should get his high BP under control because the whole concept of Aso is about High Blood Pressure.May be the two of them should get themselves fit before venturing into this affair Because once you start you become entirely public property.