The Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Support Group for the North-East, Tijani Tumsah has stated that Nigerians cannot expect the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to attend all events.
Reacting to backlash from some Nigerians over Tinubu’s absence during the signing of the 2023 election peace pact where he was represented by his running mate, Kashim Shettima, Tumsah said only the former Lagos State governor has the autonomy to decide which events he will attend.
Speaking on Sunday Politics on Channels Television on Sunday, the APC support group leader said Tinubu cannot be at all events at the same time, adding that the ones he can attend, he will, and the ones he can’t, he will be ably represented.
He said, “The presidential candidate will decide which event he will attend and the ones he cannot, he will be ably represented. And by the way, the rally in Lagos, there was a composite rally also held somewhere. So the presidential candidate does not need to be at both places at the same time. Now, there are a multiplicity of events that happen, you do not expect the presidential candidate to be at all events at the same time.”
Asked if Tinubu will tour all 36 states of the federation during the party’s electoral campaign, Tumsah confirmed that he will just like he did during the primary election.
“Yes, he would, He was at every state of the federation for the primary election campaigns, and he will be at every state for the general elections.”