- Doyin Okupe has reacted to a viral video showing the moment Bola Ahmed Tinubu fell at an event
- The former presidential aide revealed that he sees the APC national leader as a formidable opponent
- Recall that Okupe had on Friday, February 26, announced his plans to contest the country's highest office in 2023
Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan says he personally sees Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a formidable opponent in the 2023 presidential race.
The former presidential aide stated this on Sunday, March 28, in reaction to the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader's fall at the Arewa Lecture held in Kaduna state.
Okupe in a series of tweets sighted by Legit.ng said that from his observation of the viral clip, what happened to Tinubu was neither a fall nor a slump because these English words cannot be used to describe what was seen on the video.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain noted he saw Tinubu walking on a plain and unaware of a step down which created a misstep and brief stagger.
He added that the incident can happen to anyone walking in a crowded unfamiliar territory.
According to him, the former Lagos state governor is one of the most politically sagacious politician in this period.
He went on to note that Tinubu's acumen and administrative competence are worthy of commendation, adding that he will be a president.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Okupe told Nigerians what to do if he doesn’t keep his presidential promises.
Okupe in an appearance on VanguardLive TV's The Controversy on Wednesday, March 17, said that he should be made to face a firing squad.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain who scored the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government low in handling insecurity said he had a master plan for Nigeria's security situation.
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