Tee Mac Makes U-Turn, Claims Bola Tinubu Is Fit To Lead Nigeria
Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli, a former president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), has refuted claims that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC’s presidential nominee, is unqualified to lead Nigeria.
On Thursday, July 28, Tee Mac posted a message on his Facebook page criticizing Tinubu’s bid for the presidency. This statement quickly went viral.
The renowned artist claimed in his tweet that Tinubu is 86 years old and unfit to be president.
The famed flutist, however, claimed in a statement issued on Saturday, July 30, that there is no question about Tinubu’s ability to govern Nigeria.
He claims that the main issue he has with Tinubu is that in 2015, he sold President Buhari to Nigerians who has underperformed.
The statement reads;
“My attention has been drawn to a post that has gone viral on Social Media regarding a private banter with a Facebook acquaintance on the eligibility of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Whilst it is regrettable that such a private conversation went viral vide from a Facebook Account, let me state that the conversation was taken out of context.
In the first instance, I have high regards for the person of the APC Presidential candidate; a two (2)-Term Governor of Lagos State, and a revered leader of the APC. I have lived in Lagos since I relocated from Switzerland, and I can attest to his transformational impact in the State.
More significantly is his ability to identify and engage exceptional and committed technocrats in governance with tangible results over time, and maintaining relationships with them, and others across board. This, I believe will be replicated if he is given the opportunity at the Federal level.
His all-inclusive style of governance has seen people from other states, ethnicities and faith take up appointments in Lagos, serving meritoriously too!
Consequently, his competence is not in doubt.
I only expressed my fear for the rigours of the office.
My personal view is that anyone can choose any candidate, but must ask themselves if they have chosen rightly. This is a pertinent question for everyone. I simply admonished a friend to vote by his convictions.
My only grouse, which I still stand by is that it was Tinubu who sold Buhari to the nation in 2015, which candidate, contrary to all expectations, underperformed.
The above notwithstanding, I neither have a personal grudge with Asiwaju, nor would pursue a path of acrimony with my cousin, Remi Tinubu, whom everyone adjudged pleasant and supportive.
Tinubu remains a man I admire regardless of what sycophants have tried to make of my comment.”
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