2023: Tee Mac Makes U-turn, Says Tinubu is Competent to Lead Nigeria
Flutist Tee Mac has said his statement about All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu ’s presidential bid was taken out of context.
It was reported earlier that Tee Mac said it was important for an “intelligent person” to interrogate Tinubu’s candidacy.
Tee Mac also claimed his association with the APC presidential candidate ended in 2015, despite being an in-law to him, due to the controversies surrounding his age and background.
However, in a statement on Saturday, the former president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) said his remarks during the conversation with writer Yemi Olakitan on Facebook was taken out of context.
“My attention has been drawn to a post that has gone viral on social media regarding a private banter with a Facebook acquaintance on the eligibility of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Whilst it is regrettable that such a private conversation went viral 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.
He continued: “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 only grouse, which I still stand by is that it was Tinubu who sold Buhari to the nation in 2015, which candidate, contrary to all expectations, underperformed.”