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Embarrassing Blunder: It was a slip of tongue, anyone can make mistakes — Tinubu’s camp react over rotten to bad statement

APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai 

Tinubu’s campaign organisation has reacted to the recent embarrassing blunder made by its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu last weekend in Kaduna. 

Tinubu had said Governor El-Rufai “turned a rotten situation” he met on ground in Kaduna into “a bad one”. A statement that attracted mixed reactions from Nigerians as some were urging him to go back home and rest as they can’t afford to have another president worse than Buhari. 

But in a statement issued on Sunday by the Director, Media & Publicity 

Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, he described the blunder as a mere “slip of tongue” as is common to everyone. 

“Earlier today at the Kaduna State Investment Summit, All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu while commending, Governor Nasir El-Rufai for his transformational leadership in the state had a slip of tongue that is common to every human being and even great leaders.”

“The APC leader inadvertently said Governor El-Rufai “turned a rotten situation” he met on ground in Kaduna into “a bad one” whereas he meant to say “to a great one.”

“It was a mere slip, that is not unusual in life, even among leaders of nations.” 

“We recognise we are in political season where everything is latched on for deliberate distortion and twisted mischief.”

“While mischief makers went so low, we noted that the audience at KadInvest 7.0 followed Asiwaju Tinubu with rapt attention and knew he only had a slip.”

“We can only tell mischief makers to look for better and productive things to do with their time.”

Source: National Pivot