Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja
The Tinubu Support Group (TSG) at the weekend, faulted and countered statements made by a newspaper columnist, Prof. Farooq Kperogi, casting aspersions on the state of health of the National Leader of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the Head of Media and Publicity of TSG, Mr. Oluwatosin Johnson, denied what he described as Kperogi’s wild claims and urged him to uphold the ethics of journalism practice without being mischievous.
Oluwatosin condemned Kperogi’s hypothetical submission, describing his narratives as fallacious and idiotic.
The group said it was shocked by Kperogi’s “curious and spurious allegations” claims, declaring that Tinubu is medically sound and fit to undertake any national assignments whatsoever.
“Kperogi appears to have his facts or information mixed up somewhere. He must be confusing someone else with Tinubu. The national leader has been enjoying and continues to enjoy sound health to the utter shame of his detractors,” the group said.
While urging Nigerians to shun falsehood surrounding the state of Tinubu’s health, the group said Kperogi’s mischief should be viewed from the prism of his planting of fake news about Tinubu’s health in cyberspace for the very intent of later citing same as the source of this information to misinform Nigerians about the former governor’s health.
The group admonished those it accused of playing evil politics with human health to repent and turn a new leaf, adding that no human being has the key over any other’s life or death except God.