Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has stated that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is fit to rule the country despite his age.
The former governor of Lagos state explained that Tinubu run the hardest presidential campaign, an indication of his fitness.
Featuring on Channels television, Fashion said Tinubu run a very tough schedule.
Some Nigerians had raised alarm over Tinubu’s health status.
They alleged that the APC flagbearer lacked the capacity to rule the country.
However, Fashola said: “We are running a democracy and there are people who have their view on who should and should not be the president.
“What is the issue with Tinubu’s campaign? He has run the hardest campaign, he fought the toughest primaries.
“Even after that, he was the one going around to embrace those he defeated, and that shows his leadership qualities, and he’s still campaigning.
“I ask people if they can do some of the things he’s doing at his age and you are doubting his fitness.
“You need to run his race first before you know if he is fit or not. You need to sleep the few hours he sleeps before you know if you can do what he does.”