Reps Member, Abubakar Lado Suleja has revealed why he addressed Bola Tinubu as ‘Mr President’ during his visit in London.
A member of the House of Representatives, Abubakar Lado Suleja (APC,Niger) has clarified what he told the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, during a visit to him in London last week.
It was gathered that during the visit of the Northern Caucus of the House of Representatives to Tinubu, the lawmaker was heard referring to the APC National leader as Mr President.
In a viral video, Suleja was heard telling Tinubu, “Mr President, see you soon,” and the APC leader responded by saying “Thank you.”
The video sparked outrage after it went viral with many people condemning Suleja for describing Tinubu as Mr President even though he is one of those said to be eyeing for the presidency in 2023.
Suleja Reveals Why He Called Bola Tinubu ‘Mr President’
When contacted by Daily Trust, Suleja revealed that him addressing Tinubu as Mr President doesn’t mean Nigeria now has two presidents.
He said, “No, we don’t have two presidents, maybe you didn’t listen to the video very well because when I said Mr President, Insha Allah followed it, which means by God’s grace.
“We are praying for him to become the future president of Nigeria. We have only one president who is President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the leader of our party and our mentor but we are praying for Asiwaju to be the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and continue from where President Buhari will stop. That is what I meant.”
On why they visited Tinubu, he said; “The purpose of our visit was to see his health condition, to pray for him and wish him well. He is very okay and as you can see from the video clip, he looks fine. He stood for almost one hour addressing us.”
Suleja faulted the claims that their visit was to endorse the candidature of Tinubu for the presidency.
He said, “No, the visit was not for endorsement, we are his loyalists, fans and he is our leader.
“If people are saying it is for endorsement, then it will mean President Buhari has endorsed him because it was President Buhari who first visited him.”
KanyiDaily recalls that notable Nigerian politicians, including President Buhari had visited Tinubu in London since he travelled to the country for treatment.