The spokesperson for the APC Presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo has said that he and other APC members were proud looking stupid campaigning for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.
‘’People say you camn’t campaign for Asiwaju without looking stupid. I have heard such commemt and I love that commentba lot. So, we are proud to look stupid. To campaign for a genius who appears stupid to everybody now.’’ Keyamo stated.
Keyamo’s comments came on the heels of Dino Melaye’s criticism that was based on President Muhammadu Buhari’s untoward performance; anyone campaigning for APC’s presidential candidate, Ahmed Tinubu would look stupid.
Melaye ,is a spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential campaign organization of the PDP .
While reacting to Melaye’s comment in an interview with ThisDay, Keyamo said , ‘’You know why I love that comment that you can look stupid? Because only geniuses look stupid. The Newtons of this world looked stupid.’’
The junior labour minister , therefore, declared that Mr Tinubu , a former governor of Lagos State, would be the easiest presidential candidate to campaign for ahead of 2023 general elections.
According to him, facts and figures support Tinubu’s presidential candidature.
‘’I have said it on different for a that Asiwaju is the easiest candidate to market. Pn the surface, people just thought like ‘is this guy joking? Is he insane?,’’ added Keyamo.
‘’By the time we begin to roll out the records, the facts and figures, it will now become clear that nobody is close to Asiwaju.’’
Before now, Keyamo had said that Tinubu would run Nigeria exactly like Buhari’s regime.
The former APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole had tried to distance Mr Tinubu from the failure of the Buhari’s regime. But Keyamo insisted the media misrepresented Oshiomhole ‘s statement.
‘’It is the same APC template that both leaders(Buhari and tinubu) will use,’’ Keyamo said in an interview on Channels TV. ‘’ I saw one misleading headline from one of the papers yesterday, and I laughed. It was misleading , misrepresenting what one of our leaders said. That we are distancing ourselves from the records of Buhari, that is utter nonsense’’.