Tinubu was a good man until he declared his interest to run for president in January.
He was a performer per excellence and no one disputed that until he say he’d run for president.
He was the best talent hunter and nurturer who gave Nigeria the best Vice President she’s seen so far. He gave Lagos the best governor she’s ever had after him by sacrificing his senatorial ambition for Fashola to win. The list must be shortened to safe time.
He was not unhealthy. The only unhealthy leader was PMB. But the day he said he’d contest, he became a dying man in the imagination of the politically down trodden men and women.
His age was not in doubt until that day. And immediately he issued a statement of his intention to compete, he became 103 years old despite being the youngest Senator under IBB and one of the youngest governors in 1999.
But if those who suddenly hate him can sit down and think critically, they will realize that they are only causing themselves avoidable pain.
For instance, they imagined vainly that he was in coma in London. Even when they saw his cycling video four days ago, they said it was just a 7 second video but that video alone canceled all the condom rallies they held last Saturday and they knew and it caused them pain. Avoidable pain.
Then his pictures with some vibrant Nigerian investors in UK with Ibrahim Masari, the placeholder flooded the cyberspace. They said they wanted the videos. They were pained.
Then yesterday morning, he was with two of his grandchildren and the adorable pictures caused them more pains. This time, they were speechless for some hours. The pain was becoming unbearable.
And so when they recovered towards the evening time, they said that they were getting news that Asiwaju was gone. Lol. One of them said that APC must start to prepare for another presidential primary because his reliable ‘source’ told him that Akanbi was no more but in reality, the Jagaban Africa was just less than two hours to the Nnamdi Azikwe Int’l Airport after a few days of rest in London. And like I have said severally, Asiwaju should have taken at least another 5 days more to rest but the diligence in him will not permit him any further hour to continue his unmatched work to the presidency.
So when the videos of his arrival came on air, their pain hit the roof. Some of them ran out of data immediately. Some came on air but didn’t know what to type. Some others said that they wanted to hear him address the press. While a few others were shocked at his firm handshakes with those who were at the airport to receive him.
Going forward, except they allow reason to prevail, their pains have just started because Tinubu will not cease to tease them politically and strategically.