Festus Keyamo, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, has revealed that Bola Tinubu, the party’s flagbearer, is an “avid cyclist”, and had nothing to prove to anyone.
Keyamo disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with Channels Television.
Last Sunday, Tinubu shared a video of him cycling on a fitness bike, amid concerns over his whereabouts, following his absence at the signing of the peace accord ahead of the 2023 elections.
The video elicited varied reactions as some Nigerians believed it was published to prove that the APC presidential candidate is hale and hearty.
Responding to questions on the whereabouts of Tinubu, Keyamo stated that the former Lagos governor is not currently in Nigeria, and that he will return to the country in “a couple of days”.
“In my Twitter post on it, I said we are not trying to prove anything to anybody. Our candidate is not struggling to prove himself to anybody,” he said.
“People who are close to him know that he is an avid cyclist. He does that all the time. It is his regular routine. So, we are not trying to prove anything to anybody.
“This period of time, people make all kinds of enquiries — some mischievous and some genuine. To the mischief makers, we want to prove that the tail does not wag the dog; it is the dog that wags the tail.
“So, it is not at every point in time when you ask mischievous question that we will be struggling to prove ourselves. We are not dancing to the tune and music of the opposition.
“We have our own tune and music and we will play our music the way we want to play our music and dance the way we want to dance,” he stated.