By Akilani Abdullah
The Coalition of United Political Parties on Friday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to prove to Nigerians he is fit to be the President for the next four years by leading his re-election campaigns.
According to the opposition parties, the President, by outsourcing his campaign to the All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has shown he is not fit for the nation’s top job.
Addressing journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, CUPP chairman, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said Buhari would go down in history as the first President to hire a proxy in a presidential contest.
Oyinlola said, “President Buhari has, indeed, said Senator Bola Tinubu would do the campaigns on his behalf. We hope he was misquoted. Otherwise, Nigerians should simply ask him to step back from the contest and let his party put Tinubu forward as its candidate.
“Buhari would go down as the first candidate in history to hire a proxy in a presidential contest. He is the one contesting, he should not be afraid to be the one to interface directly with Nigerians.”
Oyinlola added, “We urge Nigerians to insist that President Buhari must show that he is fit and able for the nation’s top job by leading his own campaign and by being at the presidential candidates’ debate.”