The former President of the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Tee Mac Iseli, has disclosed that his recent comment on the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, were based on his grouse with him which was due to the roll he played in the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari during 2015 election in the country.
Tee Mac said that Tinubu knew the capability of incumbent president in 2015 before appealing to Nigerians to vote for Buhari who has acted contrary to all expectations, especially underperformed in office.
He noted that though the comment on his age and others made during a conversation on social media platform were regrettable but his grouse against the Lagos State former governor still remain which was the country may not have voted for Buhari but for Tinubu’s persuasion.
According to him, the above notwithstanding, I neither have a personal grudge with Asiwaju, nor would pursue a path of acrimony with my cousin, Remi Tinubu, whom everyone adjudged pleasant and supportive.
In a statement released on Saturday, the PMAN former president stressed that Tinubu remains a man he admired regardless of what sychophants may have tried to make of his comment that had gone viral.
According to the statement, my attention has been drawn to a post that has gone viral on Social Media regarding a private banter with a Facebook acquaintant on the eligibility of Bola Tinubu for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Whilst it is regrettable that such a private conversation went viral vide from a Facebook Account, let me state that the conversation was taken out of context.
In the first instance, I have high regards for the person of the APC Presidential candidate; a two (2)-Term Governor of Lagos State, and a revered leader of the APC.
I have lived in Lagos since I relocated from Switzerland, and I can attest to his transformational impact in the state. More significantly is his ability to identify and engage exceptional and committed technocrats in governance with tangible results over time, and maintaining relationships with them, and others across board. This, I believe will be replicated if he is given the opportunity at the Federal level.
His all-inclusive style of governance has seen people from other states, ethnicities and faith take up appointments in Lagos, serving meritoriously too! Consequently, his competence is not in doubt. I only expressed my fear for the rigours of the office.
“My personal view is that anyone can choose any candidate, but must ask themselves if they have chosen rightly. This is a pertinent question for everyone. I simply admonished a friend to vote by his convictions”.