The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections Bola Tinubu, has denied speculations that he has withdrawn from the race, saying he is fit to run for the office.
Rumours were rife at the weekend that the health status of the former Lagos state governor had gone bad, prompting his withdrawal from the up coming presidential election due to take in February of 2023.
The APC presidential flag bearer who shared a workout video on his Twitter handle Sunday denied reports that he had withdrawn from the race.
“Many have said I have died; others claim I have withdrawn from the presidential campaign,” the APC candidate tweeted on his verified handle.
“Well… Nope. This is the reality: I am strong, I am healthy and I am READY to serve Nigerians from Day One,” the APC candidate tweeted on his verified handle.
There have been concerns about the health status of Tinubu, with many Nigerians questioning his capacity for the nation’s top job.
In recent times, Tinubu has not been seen in political gatherings, particularly at the signing of a peace accord by presidential candidates ahead of next year’s exercise.
While other candidates gathered at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, he sent his running mate, Kashim Shettima, to represent him. The development triggered reactions and pushed #WhereIsTinubu to the top trends on social media last Wednesday.
In August, the former Borno State governor also represented him at the NBA conference.
While reacting to comments about Tinubu’s whereabouts, a member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Ayo Oyalowo, said the party’s flagbearer is resting in London, UK.