The representative of Jada/Ganye/MayoBelwa/Toungo Federal Constituency, Abdulrazak Namdas, has addressed rumours claiming that the Northern lawmakers visited Bola Tinubu in the United Kingdom to endorse him for president in 2023. Namdas is the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Army, and he made some revelations during his interview with Leke Baiyewu.
You may have come across a viral video in which a Nigerian lawmaker called Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 'Mr President'. The video went viral and got reactions from many Nigerians. Honourable Namdas has since provided some clarity on the visit and the viral video.
Addressing rumours that the visit to Bola Tinubu was an endorsement visit, Namdas said, "Even if there was to be an endorsement, was it fair to endorse somebody in another country? Were we going to endorse him while on the sickbed? Would we have endorsed him while he was recuperating? Even if we were to endorse him, we should do it in Nigeria."
Speaking further, Namdas added, "This is our country. We are elected people; we are free. If we want to (endorse him), we should do it. But for us to go to the UK to visit and somebody said we were endorsing him; were we afraid to endorse him in Nigeria, and that was why we ran to the UK to do it?"
Addressing the viral video of Bola Tinubu being called 'Mr President', Namdas said, "An example in Nigeria would be a lawmaker like me, contesting to be a governor. You have not even won the election, but somebody will stop calling you ‘Honourable’ and change it to ‘Your Excellency.’ I cannot stop the person. If the man himself said, "I am the president", that is another story altogether."
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