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Muhammadu Buhari APC candidate has health challenges, Yobo alleges

Yobo also urged Nigerians not to saddle themselves with a President whose health challenges would affect his output in office.

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President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari

(Nigeria Intel)
Nigerian footballer, Joseph Yobo play

Nigerian footballer, Joseph Yobo


Nigerian footballer, Joseph Yobo has said that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari is incapable of functioning as Nigeria’s leader.

Yobo also urged Nigerians not to saddle themselves with a President whose health challenges would affect his output in office.

The defender made the comments via an article titled “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fittest of them all?”

Yobo also criticized Buhari for not attending a one-million-man march recently organized by the APC in Lagos.

The footballer’s article reads:

“Enter General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). After he and his party played hide-and-seek with Nigerians over his whereabouts, the man returned to the country and was conspicuously missing from a march that was the perfect opportunity for him and the top party brass to reassure their supporters that he was fit as a fiddle.”

“The job of president of a country with over 170 million people is a tasking one and surely it would have been convenient for a man who insists he was on a two-week rest to have at least walked with the people who will vote him for say one-thirds of the march? The party chieftains including Bola Tinubu and even its vice-presidential candidate, Prof. Yomi Osinbajo were present at the final stop, so why was the arrowhead of the campaign missing in action?”

“Why is the opposition shoving in our youthful faces, a grandfather who needs rest, an elder statesman who ought to be chilling in his country home in times like this? Assuming their candidate wins the presidential elections, will he disappear periodically too?”

“Nigerians must take a stand and decide to do what is right. Seeing is believing; we cannot saddle ourselves with a President whose health challenges will affect his output in office. General Buhari was once a gallant soldier but no one can cheat nature.”

“I, who by the grace of God and the support of sports loving President Jonathan led the Super Eagles to historic victory in the Africa Cup of Nations after a trophy less 19 years and having played football at the highest levels can boldly affirm that the secret to the game is in endurance, and the events of recent times point us to the fact that Nigeria needs just the man who stood and can last. The Game is on.”

Buhari has been repeatedly accused of hiding a secret ailment by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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