A coalition of pro-Bola Tinubu has reacted to the trending photo of the frontline presidential aspirant said to have wetted his clothes when he visited the Alake and traditional ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo.
Mr Tinubu, whose health condition has been a controversial topic among Nigerians, on Saturday visited Mr Gbadebo, seeking the royal blessings of the paramount ruler for his life-long presidential ambition.
A video clip of the visit later surfaced online on Sunday, showing the presidential aspirant, who said Nigerians beckoned on him to vie for the office, standing up to bow down in greetings to his host.
While he was doing so, the milky-colored Agbada Mr Tinubu wore in the video clip showed it was wetted at the back downward after his backside with one of his aides standing behind him covering his nose obviously from the stench oozing from his principal.
Many have argued that it was because of sitting down on leather chairs for long, a claim TODAY POLITICS could not Independently verify as at press time.
A screenshot from the clip began trending, portraying the former Lagos governor as suffering from Nocturnal Enuresis which the Support Groups Management Council described as a distraction.
In a statement on Sunday by Director of Media and Publicity, Biodun Ajiboye, the group said ‘evil doers were at it again’ to distract the politician with the ‘photoshop.’
“The success Asiwaju Tinubu recorded at these high-level visitations to top traditional rulers had again led enemies of progress, the brewers of hate, discord and disharmony to script a dirty tale to discredit this awesome outing. This time it is that he wetted his dress!” the group said.
“Assuming without conceding that is the case, so is it the back of his knees that would be wet and not the bum area? So if he wetted his babariga, he would not cover it and would still move to be flat to greet the Awujale of Ijebuland in the full glare of everyone present? It was the usual photoshop manipulations and shallow mental agility that pushed them to dispense a feeble narrative that made no iota of sense.
“Yet as their video showed, it was after their wetting incident that he went ahead and prostrated to Kabiyesi.
“This is another distraction, no amount of distractions or attempts to discredit Asiwaju will work to remove the wall from his political wind.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has declared his interest in the presidential race. He has his legs on the throttle. There is no going back.
“We appeal to Nigerian to ignore the evil-minded machinations and assure Nigerians that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is healthy and strong enough to undertake the responsibilities involved in the expected rigours of campaigns and politicking when the time comes,” it added.