National Coordinator and Convener of Social Rehabilitation Gruppe (SRG), Dr. Marindoti Oludare, has advised Nigerians to ignore what he describes as “show of shame displayed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Senator Dino Melaye in Asaba, Delta State, mocking the health condition of All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”.
Oludare, a United States-based Nigerian medical doctor, in a statement on Wednessday, said it was appalling for the PDP to to be making jest of people living with health conditions.
” I just saw a video of PDP making jest of Asiwaju’s health condition. We all know Brother Dino didn’t know better. But the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP, Governor Tambuwal, Dr. Andy Uba and other PDP stalwarts found this show of shame amusing.
“This shows that PDP is a travesty of a party. These are a bunch of crass ass politicians. They feel it’s right to make jest of people living with health conditions.
“There are Nigerians whose fathers, mothers, children have died of stroke. Two of my friends last year had heart attack. Two have had stroke that they recovered from, and they are in their mid-30s.
“But PDP feels the pains and suffering of these people with medical conditions are amusing. They are amused with people with polio, people with cerebral palsy, people with tremor. They think it’s funny”, Oludare lamented.
He explained that Asiwaju’s health challenge is not such that has incapacitated him, noting that all human beings have one health challenge or the other.
Oludare, a medical doctor, said the APC presidential candidate is mentally stable and capable of ruling Nigeria “to deliver on his robust ideas of bringing about a new Nigeria”.
He also expressed the conviction that Tinubu, if elected, would transform Nigeria’s health sector as he demonstrated when he was governor of Lagos State.