Aliyu Says Atiku is the Healthiest of all Presidential Candidates
Dr. Babangida Aliyu, a former governor of Niger State, claimed on Monday that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, is the healthiest of all the 2023 election contenders.
Aliyu poked fun at Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, by referencing his most recent fitness video, which is currently trending on social media. Tinubu had missed some significant occasions, particularly the peace pact.
On Sunday, Tinubu dispelled claims of health issues in a brief video he released on his social media.
In the video posted, he wrote: “Many have said I have died; others claim I have withdrawn from the presidential campaign. Well… Nope. This is the reality: I am strong, healthy, and ready to serve Nigerians from day one.”
However, Aliyu spoke at the South West Volunteer Groups’ proclamation of support for Atiku in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
Former governors Boni Haruna of Adamawa, Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano, Elder Yemi Akinwunmi, the former acting national chairman of the PDP, Ladi Adebutu, and Adekunle Akinlade, the candidate for governor of Ogun, were among the South-West PDP heavyweights who attended the event.
A candidate for president who is physically fit doesn’t need to share any evidence on social media, according to the former governor of Niger.
Aliyu insisted that “Atiku is the healthiest of the presidential candidates in this country.”
He also declared that Atiku’s presidency would reclaim Nigeria from Boko Haram, Bandits and other criminal elements.
Aliyu said, “We need security, and only an Atiku presidency can reclaim our land from Boko Haram, can reclaim our lands from bandits, from IPOB and all other bad people that are making our lives difficult.
“It is only an Atiku presidency that can restructure Nigeria. There must be state police to ensure security in the local areas, and only an Atiku Abubakar presidency can do that.
“The economy, there is extreme poverty in the land, therefore, members of PDP and fellow Nigerians, on the day in February, elect Atiku Abubakar because the development of any nation depends on the education of that country.
“You have seen what has happened to us. Today our students in the public universities have been at home for more than seven or eight months. Our secondary schools, many of them are so dilapidated that they cannot serve as secondary schools. In our elementary schools, no country has over 20 million children out of school, and you expect to be developed, only an Atiku Abubakar presidency can help us solve this problem.
“We have become the world’s poverty capital, which should not be. We are expected to produce 2.1 million barrels of crude oil every day every year, but only last month, we were able to produce 900,000, it has gone as low as 600,000. What is happening to the rest? Some people are stealing it. Are we saying that the current government does not know those who are stealing it? They know, therefore, voting for Atiku Abubakar is saving, rescuing, and developing Nigeria.
“I was looking through newspapers today, and I saw a picture of somebody trying to prove he is healthy. If there is health, we don’t need to tell people that we are healthy, but we know that Atiku is the healthiest of the presidential candidates in this country.”