The campaign team of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, has stated that the statement he made yesterday about Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai was an error.
The APC flag bearer who was one of the guests at the Kaduna State Investment Summit had praised El-Rufai for his political achievements in the state.
Urging El-Rufai not to leave the country for his PhD at the end of his term as governor, Tinubu had mistakenly said that the governor turned a rotten situation into a bad one.
The APC presidential candidate, who was a visitor at the Kaduna State Investment Summit, lauded El-Rufai for his political achievements in the state.
Tinubu had incorrectly stated that the governor made a rotten situation turn into a bad one, he urged El-Rufai not to leave the nation for his PhD at the end of his stint as governor.
He said, “I am openly begging Governor El-Rufai not to run away for additional Degrees like PhD or others. There are educated derelicts. We are not going to let you run away. Your vision, creativity and resilience in turning a ‘rotten situation into a bad one’ are necessary at this critical time and that is why we are here.”
The statement subsequently generated a buzz on the internet.
In response to the development Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media & Publicity, Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, said his principal had just made a mistake that people were exaggerating because it was campaign season.
He contended that blunders are widespread among all humans, including great leaders, and that such a situation is not rare in life.
He went on to advise folks who were prone to creating a mountain out of a molehill to find more useful ways to spend their time.
He said, “At the Kaduna State Investment Summit, All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu while commending, Governor Nasir El-Rufai for his transformational leadership in the state had a slip of the tongue that is common to every human being and even great leaders.
“The APC leader inadvertently said Governor El-Rufai “turned a rotten situation” he met on the ground in Kaduna into “a bad one” whereas he meant to say “to a great one to be proud of today.
It was a mere Freudian slip, which is not unusual in life, even among leaders of nations. We recognise we are in a political season where everything is latched on for deliberate distortion and twisted mischief. While mischief makers went so low, we noted that the audience at KadInvest 7.0 followed Asiwaju Tinubu with rapt attention and knew he only had a slip. We can only tell mischief makers to look for better and more productive things to do with their time.”