The Support Groups Management Council, a pro-Bola Tinubu alliance, has issued a statement in response to the widely circulated video showing the All Progressives Congress, APC, national leader’s damp clothes.
In their statement, the group attempted to persuade Nigerians that the viral video and images showing Tinubu in a damp garment were the product of pranksters.
The APC national leader is healthy and ready to challenge and win the 2023 presidential race, according to the alliance, which claims the viral video was edited.
On Sunday, the Jagaban of Lagos paid a visit to some of Ogun State’s top traditional rulers, including the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo. The visit was part of his ongoing consultations.
A video of the former Lagos State Governor with a wet dress around his lower region appeared on social media after the visitations.
The coalition, in a statement signed by Biodun Ajiboye, its Director of Media and Publicity, denounced the assertion as untrue and a nasty attempt by haters to undermine Tinubu’s meeting with traditional rulers.
The group claims that the meeting’s purported success prompted people they labeled as “evildoers” and “enemies of progress” to fabricate a false story to discredit the event.
“This time it is that he wetted his dress!
“Assuming without conceding that is the case, so is it the back of his knees that would be wet and not the bum area? So if he wetted his babariga, he would not cover it and would still move to be flat to greet the Awujale of Ijebuland in the full glare of everyone present?” The coalition wondered.
“It was the usual photoshop manipulations and shallow mental agility that pushed them to dispense a feeble narrative that made no iota of sense.
“Yet as their video showed, it was after their wetting incident that he went ahead and prostrated to Kabiyesi,” the group said.
According to them, this was another way to distract their presidential aspirant, which will amount to nothing, adding that Tinubu has his leg on the throttle and there is no going back.
“We want to assure Nigerians that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is healthy and strong enough to undertake the responsibilities involved in the expected rigours of campaigns and politicking when the time comes,” they maintained.