A former Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Al-Makura has said none of the presidential candidates for the February 25, 2023 poll was a match for the Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Al-Makura went on to list Tinubu’s achievements as Lagos State Governor between 1999 and 2007, his roles in the restoration of democracy in the country, and human capital development as qualities that make him tower above his rivals.
He also said the APC candidate had taken after Nigeria’s First Republic leaders, including Sir Ahmadu Bello, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, and Dr.Nnamdi Azikiwe, who, he said, were mentors of men.
His words: “Take the pairs of all the political parties” presidential candidates and their running mates. You cannot find any of them that can come close to the combination of Tinubu and Shettima.
“Take them one by one and compare them with any of the two pairs in other parties. You won’t go far before you realize that it is not a contest.
“Take Tinubu and what he has done in Lagos State and the country physically, politically, socially, culturally, and economically, I do not see any presidential candidate that can match his competence, achievements, and vision.”
The former governor made this state yesterday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), shortly after Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi flayed those querying Tinubu’s state of health.
“A man that has life does not need to show any proof. Asiwaju has life and he doesn’t need to show any proof. Everyone can see that he has life,” Umahi said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily program.