A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Hon. Moshood Salvador, on Sunday said the health of the National Leader of the party and Presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, after Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, declared presidential ambition.
He said Osinbajo contesting against Tinubu is good for the political development of the country.
He spoke with newsmen on the sidelines of his annual Ramadan Lecture/Zakat held at his Salvador towers Surulere Lagos.
According to him, there was nothing like betrayal that Osinbajo is contesting against Tinubu.
He said it would rather deepen the democratic experience of Nigeria and especially Lagos State where there is hardly no democracy.
Daily Trust reports that Salvador who is a leader of the Conscience Movement, a bloc within the APC, had expressed grievances over the outcome of the congresses of the party at the ward, local government and state congresses where members of his group were allegedly sidelined.
Salvador, a one-time Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state before defecting to APC, said, “Vice-President and Asiwaju coming out to contest is a very good political development.
“Hardly do we have real democracy in Lagos State. It is a democratic challenge to all the big wigs that are coming out. It is a fantastic development even for Asiwaju. You can see that his health improved immediately that he now calls himself a youth.
“You could see him at the stadium (yesterday) coming out to say what exactly he wants to do for Nigeria, you can see him talking to the masses. He was all the while talking to the Obas, talking to Mr. President. Mr. President has only one vote. President Muhammadu Buhari’s vote is not bigger than mine, my vote is not bigger than yours. Therefore you can see the mood,” he said.
Salvador also clarified that he chaired the event where Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State recently declared his presidential intention because he was invited as a leader of the party, saying it has nothing to do with ethnicity.
He said any aspirant can invite him as a mark of honour and respect.