A former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Dr. Doyin Okupe has thrown his weight behind the presidential bid of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu.
Okupe who is a chieftain of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a post on his verified Facebook page added that Tinubu remains a formidable candidate ahead of the forthcoming general election scheduled for 2023.
”Asiwaju is one of the most politically sagacious politician in this period. His acumen and administrative competence are worthy of commendation. In summary Asiwaju will be a good President for Nigeria.” He wrote.
Though, he highlighted some of the major hurdles that might dodge the path of the APC gladiator in the buildup to the poll, he added that “I personally see Bola Tinubu as a formidable opponent in the 2023 presidential race.
“What I saw was a Bola Tinubu walking on a plain and unaware of a step down in level or a slight decent which created a mis-step and a stumble leading to a brief staggering which can happen to anyone walking in a crowded unfamiliar terrain.”
He stated that Tinubu is coming in from a wrong party where he has such powerful antagonists that have capacity to stop him.
“The flagrant excesses of his party to which he never reacted publicly especially with issues concerning the southwest has made him not to be favoured by some of his own people.
“The other misfortune is that though Bola Tinubu has spent his life and his huge resources on developing political powerful lieutenants who now occupy very high and influential offices, now at his own point of need his major challengers are virtually all from his staple.” He concluded.