Bola Tinubu, a presidential hopeful, has asked his critics to desist from saying he is physically unfit to run the office of president.
He said this during his visit to the Ataoja of Osogbo, HRM Oba Jimoh Olanipekun.
Tinubu explained that the job of a Nigerian president merely takes mental rigour, and not physical exertion.
“I am not applying for the job of bricklaying or grave digging.
“I went to school to study accountancy and management,” he said.
“I am applying for a thinking job and I will do it right.
“The job I want to do is for Nigeria to be greater and to be proud of itself.”
The APC chieftain added that if the people of Osun give him their support, he would not let them down.
“The time is here now; the clock is ticking; the calendar is ticking and this is the time Nigerians need a thorough hope, solid hope for progress, prosperity and growth.
“We need a lot of jobs for our children, solid education for our children. We need progress for our country and we need someone that can do this.
“I offer myself the opportunity to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I have informed President Buhari that I want to step into his shoes. I told him I want to serve my country to the best of my knowledge.
“I need your endorsement and your prayers. We believe in one Nigeria, irrespective of our tribe. We must see ourselves as one entity that will bring progress to Nigeria, and this is my promise.”
In his remarks, the Ataoja of Osogbo said Tinubu has the capacity to be the president, and prayed that God would grant his heart’s desires.