APC Presidential Candidate, Tinubu Goofs During Campaign Rally In Plateau, Almost Says ‘God Bless PDP’


THE ailing presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has again caused a stir online after he almost said ‘God Bless PDP.’

The Peoples Democratic Party is an opposition party whose presidential candidate is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

While speaking at the APC presidential campaign flag-off held Tuesday at the Rawang Pam Township Stadium in Jos, Plateau State, Tinubu who wanted to say ‘God bless APC’ committed a blunder as he ended up saying ‘God bless PD” before correcting himself.

“God bless Nigeria, God bless PD, APC,” he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as other party stalwarts were also at the event.

Tinubu in October said Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has a vision of turning a “rotten situation to a bad one.”

The incident sparked rumours that Tinubu who had just returned from London where he went to see his doctors might be suffering from dementia.

He was speaking at the seventh edition of KadInvest, an annual event organised by the Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency.

“We’re not going to let you run away, your vision, creativity and resiliency in turning a rotten situation to a bad one is necessary at this critical time, that’s why we are here today,” Tinubu told El-Rufai.

Last year, the former Lagos governor admitted that he made an error while calling for 50 million youths to be drafted into the Nigerian Army in a bid to adequately tackle the nation’s security challenges.

In a communique by his media aide Tunde Rahman, Tinubu stated that contrary to comments made at the colloquium in Kano State where his 69th birthday was celebrated, the intended recommendation was to have fifty thousand (50,000) youths recruited into various national security agencies, including the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army.

“Asiwaju seeks the expansion of security personnel by 50,000 for the armed forces, not the 50 million that was mentioned in error. It was an accidental verbal mistake of which we all commit from time to time, especially when reciting a series of large numerical figures.

“He did not mean 50 million, which is almost a quarter of our total population.

“The crucial matter is that Asiwaju rightly observed that such strong recruitment would serve the twin-purpose of helping to tackle unemployment while at the same time enhancing the security of every Nigerian.

“Please forgive any confusion due to this innocent error. The most vital thing is that he set forth a wise and timely approach that would help us face two of today’s stiffest challenges.

“It is in the spirit that we hope you view and assess his proposal for it seeks to provide a way for more youths to participate in building a greater, safer, and more prosperous country,” Rahman’s communique read in part.