Renowned political economist, Professor Pat Utomi said Nigeria’s current Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would have been a better presidential candidate for the ruling All Progressive Congress APC in next year’s general elections.
Pat Utomi, has also challenged the health of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and asked him to go for a medical checkup and make the result public.
He claimed that Tinubu is unfit.
Prof Utomi threw the challenge on Monday while answering questions on Channels Television’s Politics Today, arguing that next year’s election is about the lives of Nigerians.
He maintained that there were obvious signs to show that Tinubu is unfit for the post of a president.
“Our country has suffered so much from having ailing leaders. That was why the Vice President stepped up.
“American Presidents go through medicals that are made public. Let him (Tinubu) go for medicals with Nigerian doctors up in the hospital and make it public.
“It is the life of millions of people that we are dealing with”, Utomi added.
The renowned economist also noted that the ruling party, the APC, made a mistake by not fielding another candidate in the person of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, adding that he would have been a better candidate.
“The Vice President (Yemi) would have been a fit person. You can see he (Tinubu) is ailing. Common, let’s not kill ourselves, let’s be honest”, he said.