Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has stopped reading Social Media as “they abuse the hell out of me.”
Tinubu, who frequently updates verified Social Media handles under his name, said this in a video currently trending online.
In a video that surfaced online on Saturday, November 19, 2022, the former Lagos State governor said he gets high blood pressure from abuses hurled at him on social media.
He lamented that he has been subjected to intense abuse by social media users, hence he avoids it.
While explaining how he manages to keep in touch with trends online, the APC Presidential candidate said he usually relies on his children or any of his workers to relay to him what might have been saying about him on Social Media and when the comments get too negative, he would just ask them to forget it.
According to him: “I don’t read social media anymore; they abuse the hell out of me. If I read it, I get high blood pressure and angry. I don’t read it, so if I want to hear anything; my children or my workers will say this one said this, and when I’m tired, I say please forget it!”
Tinubu, who has been under the spotlight in the ongoing campaign for the 2023 election, said Social Media gives him high blood pressure.
Following his emergence as the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu has been subjected to a lot of controversies. He, however, dismissed all the allegations that he described as false and baseless.
While rounding off his speech at his campaign flag-off in Jos on Tuesday, he suffered a slip of tongue as he mistakenly referred to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when he had his party in mind.
“…I hand over back to the chairman of the party before he disciplines me for leaving the President waiting and keeping him standing. We are calling, inviting the national chairman to invite the President. At least to close this part of the ceremony. Thank you, God bless you, God bless Nigeria. God bless PD…APC,” he had said.
This triggered outrage on social media as critics demarketed the ruling party’s candidate and said he was unfit to be president.
In October, he caused a stir online after he said Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has a vision of turning “rotten situation to a bad one.”
The incident also sparked rumours that Tinubu who just returned from London at that time might be suffering from dementia.
Online critics of the APC Presidential Candidate have said Tinubu avoids debate in order not to goof.