A former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Naja’atu Mohammed, said some northerners urging on All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu do so because they want his running mate Kashim Shettima to replace him as president.
Naja’atu stated this in a recent interview with ThisDay newspaper.
The former Tinubu’s campaign director said some supporters of northern extraction, who seems to be ignoring the APC flag bearer’s obvious health frailties are in fact banking on his eventual incapacitation so that Shettima could assume office as constitutionally stipulated.
The Kano-born politician said, “They just want to push him for them to be the president. It’s not even in his interest,” Ms Mohammed asserted.
“Some people from Maiduguri called me today (Monday) asking, ‘Hajiya, why did you do this? You have now punctured our interest. Our son is going to be president, and you’re talking like that? After all, look at Tinubu; he cannot do it. We’re all for Kashim. You have not done well for us.”
Recalls that Naja’atu resigned as director of civil society engagement in Tinubu’s campaign.
According to her, she could not serve the country’s interest in clear conscience if she continued to support the former Lagos governor.
Naja’atu further clarified that Tinubu’s health is in an embarrassing state which is grossly unfit for public office.
“I sat with him for two hours in London; when you talk of green, he will give you an answer of red. He can’t even decipher. He has very serious dementia; I believe he has Alzheimer’s because he cannot even hold a cup of tea,” she said.