2023: Dislcose Tinubu’s Health Status Now, Secondus Fires APC
Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to immediately disclose the health status of its flagbearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Secondus said Tinubu’s handlers should present his health report instead of engaging in a needless spat with the Chairman of ThisDAY and Arise Media Group, Nduka Obiagbena.
The former PDP chairman wondered why the APC campaign media team chose to stop marketing their principal, for which they were appointed, and instead engage in a faceoff with Obaigbena.
Secondus said Tinubu’s media handlers should have used the time and energy to position their candidate positively in the eyes of the public rather than engage in a war of words with Obaigbena.
He said: “Unless they are surrendering to the town talks that they have nothing to sell in the current political space and have chosen to cause unnecessary distractions, given the persisting tireless role of Nigeria media in the socio-political development of this country from independence in 1960 and continued in the June 12 democratic struggle that birthed this Republic, one expects the media to get involved in some more pragmatic matters, not on undesirable squabbles.
“From whatever perspective you want to look at it, Arise TV and THISADAY Newspapers have not gone outside the dictates of their profession in asking a presidential candidate of a ruling party to present himself for public scrutiny.
“It’s indeed an aberration that a person aspiring to rule over 200 million people is dodging from talking to them or answering their questions even from his media establishment.”
Secondus urged the APC media team not to cover up if their candidate is seriously challenged in any way to face public interrogation because that was what is required to avoid the deceit and propaganda of 2015.
He added: “The health of your candidate should worry you because it would be unpatriotic to foist on the country an unhealthy person for a position that requires complete mental and physical alertness.
“I, therefore, wish to counsel the APC media to concentrate their energy and resources on pushing their candidate and his qualities if any to the public instead of dissipating energy and resources on a man whose contributions to the growth of the sector are glaring and outstanding.“