The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has responded to insinuations from the opposition parties about his inability to grant live television interviews to the media.
Tinubu in a statement declared that he is contesting for the president of Nigeria, not the media.
He stated that live television interview is not a guarantee to win election in Nigeria. The APC flagbearer also said he will emerge victorious in the presidential election to become the next president of Nigeria.
Read full statement:
“I don’t have business with the media as regards to Live television interview, I am contesting for Nigerian President, not Media President” “Asking me why I have not granted any Live television interview since my emergence as our Party flag bearer, to me is never an issue of discourse especially now that our nation is yearning for a good leader that will take over from Mr President and continue his good legacy. “Nigeria is in need of a pragmatic leader with pragmatic knowledge and understanding of their needs and that person is me. I am not going to Aso Villa to represent the Nigerian Broadcasting Cooperation, neither am i going there to represent the Nigerian Journalists, rather I Am going there to represent the people of Nigeria in the international community as their President.
“Is Live Television interview a guarantee to win become the Nigerian President. Is never a guarantee and will never be. I am not against those going to them for interview. They are free to go but as for me nobody will tell me what to do or what not to do. They don’t own me.
“All i know is that i am fully prepared ahead of the 2023 election. I have the Structure, the mechanism, the experience and expertise to the election. Those going to media are those without political structure and cannot win more than two polling unit in their State, that is why they are busy running after the media to help publicize them and make them famous. That’s all. “Insha Allah, I am the next President of Nigeria, no two ways about it. It’s already clear that Nigerians all over the country are strongly behind me right from the East, West North and South. I have no rival and I don’t see any rival at all in the forthcoming elections. All I see is noise makers, people without political structures and some baby politicians running up and down simply because the constitution gave them that little privilege to try their luck via contesting for an election” ~ Asiwaju