- Phrank Shaibu asks Festus Keyamo to ask his principal, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to step down from the race
- Shaibu stated this while responding to a tweet by Keyamo, who reacted after former Senator Dino Melaye mocked the health status of Tinubu
- Reacting, Keyamo described Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as a laughing clown for joining in mocking Tinubu
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A message has been sent to the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo.
The message was sent by special assistant on Public Communication to the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Phrank Shaibu.
Shaibu asks Keyamo to ask his party's flag bearer, Ahmed Tinubu, to withdraw from the race. Shaibu was responding to a tweet by Keyamo, who reacted after former Senator Dino Melaye mocked Tinubu's health status.
Dino Melaye mocks Tinubu
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In a viral video, Melaye was seen repeatedly falling to the ground and trying to mimic the APC presidential candidate. The incident happened during the PDP Presidential rally in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
Responding to the tweet via his verified Twitter handle @phrankangel, Shaibu tweeted:
“Now that you have admitted that your candidate is mentally UNFIT or better still an INVALID…can you take the honorable path of respecting the letters of the constitution by withdrawing from d race."
Northern APC governor speaks on dumping Tinubu ahead of 2023 presidential election
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state says he remains an ardent supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Bello was reacting to a newspaper publication on Sunday, January 22, claiming that he has withdrawn support for Tinubu. The Kogi state governor described the report as fake news.
Governor Bello also demanded that the publication be retracted within 24 hours just as he threatened legal action should the publishers fail to grant his demand.
2023 elections: Senate President Lawan asks north to vote for Tinubu
In another report, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, urged the northern region to vote for Tinubu in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
Lawan spoke on Monday, January 23, at the APC presidential rally in Bauchi state which was attended by the candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and other party stalwarts.
This was disclosed in a statement sent to Legit.ng by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, a member of the Tinubu Media Office.