He's A Candidate, Not The President - Keyamo Fires Warning Shot To Those Monitoring Tinubu's Movements

He’s A Candidate, Not The President

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The spokesman of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo has cautioned those monitoring the whereabouts of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu to respect his privacy.

Speaking on Thursday, Keyamo stated that he is aware not all those making enquiries about the health and whereabouts of Tinubu are doing it in good faith.

He added that some are simply being mischievous, noting that Tinubu is just a candidate at this point and not the President of Nigeria, hence does not always need to publicly declare his movement.

The campaign spokesperson however declared during his appearance on Arise TV that Tinubu is hale and hearty, adding that he still spoke with Seyi (Tinubu’s son) who is with his dad in the UK this morning (Thursday).

Keyamo stated further that going forward, the party, Tinubu, and the presidential campaign council would not be issuing press statements to explain the former Lagos State governor’s whereabouts.

He said; “My information about our candidate is that he is hale and hearty. That is the information I get this morning. He is out of the country and he will be back in a matter of days. It is as straightforward as that.

“There is no controversy and no indication that there should be cause for concern. I do understand that he is a candidate for an election but we should also understand that he is not a president too.

“And to issue a statement every minute as to his whereabouts? the standard is not as high as being the president of Nigeria. He is just a candidate. Yes, he has some responsibilities towards the electorates and I do agree, but the standard is not as high as a president in office who could at every point in time issue statements as to his whereabouts.

“We are not going to live our lives for the opposition and mischief makers. I know there are some genuine concerns and inquiries, but there are also mischief makers. For those who are genuine like you, I think you should be satisfied when a campaign council spokesperson comes on air and say he (Tinubu) is hale and hearty. If you probe further, then it is mischievous.

“I spoke with Seyi (Tinubu’s son). The son is with him and the son says “daddy is okay” and that is our discussion this morning.”


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