Nobody is totally well and nobody is totally sick in Nigeria, Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, has said.
He said this while responding to those questioning the health of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate.
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There have been concerns about the health status of the ex-Lagos state governor, with many Nigerians questioning his state of mind for the nation’s top job.
But in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, on Monday, Umahi said those asking such questions are being petty.
The governor also said Tinubu’s workout video, which has been trending online, was taken without his knowledge, even though it was posted on Tinubu’s verified handle.
He said: “Nobody is totally well, and nobody is totally sick; this is one point. Another point is that Nigerians are petty; some of us are petty.
“A man doing his workout, you know, is being videoed and circulated on social media without his knowledge.
“And so, a man that has life does not need to show any proof of life. Asiwaju has life, and he doesn’t need to show any proof of life, and you can see that.
“I think we should concentrate on tangibles because life is like being on the bus, and you don’t know where the next bus stop is.
“Some of the people talking about the health of the leaders of the country don’t even know when their bus stop is coming. So, we should rely on tangibles. Every life and health rests in the hand of God; that is how I look at it.”
Speaking further, Umahi said the major opposition party, PDP, has no structure in his state.
“Every state is built on the performances of the governor. I have performed and it’s not about the party, it’s about the leadership of the state,” he said.
“There is no PDP in Ebonyi state, and if you’ve witnessed our programmes of late, you’d have noticed the number of people that came out
“So, the PDP should not even talk. They are not even second in ranking in Ebonyi state. So there’s nothing like structure,” he said.