The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a selfish person that never meant well for the country Nigeria.
He therefore urged the electorates to reject him at the poll.
Speaking at a rally organised for him and his running mate Kashim Shettima by Lagos State chapter of the APC, Asiwaju Tinubu said Alhaji Abubakar was part of the PDP misrule of Nigeria for 16 years,and wondered why the party could not fix most of the challenges facing the country when in power,he queried why the PDP government abandoned the second Niger bridge,also why the Badagry express road was abandoned.
He urged the electorates to retire Atiku with their votes in 2023 general elections, because he has been vying for presidential position since 1999 and by now,he ought to have retired.”Since 1999 Atiku has been aspiring to b)e president of Nigeria, at a time we have him in our party Action Congress of Nigeria ACN to contest,he contested on the platform of the APC, PDP, he is an ingrate,tell him to go and sit down at home,use your PVC to flog him,tell him to go and retire.
“Don’t listen to what he is saying, he said he is running to better Nigeria future.He was in government for 16 years,they forgot reconstructing the Badagry express road,they forgot,the second Niger bridge.He is an ingrate.” He said.
Tinubu, who was accompanied to the campaign ground by the national chairman of his party, Senator Abdullai Adamu,the Director General of his presidential campaign Simon Lalong and the chairman of the progressive governors Abubakar Bagudu,who is the governor of Kebbi state, who led the 22 progressives governors of APC to the venue of the rally.
Tinubu who expressed his determination to overcome all odds said nobody can kill him because of his presidential ambition.
Addressing his audience in Yoruba Language,he said, ije ti e je tete, e o le je daguro, daguro o se je, (The way you eat a particular vegetable leaf, you can’t eat dagburo, dagburo can’t be eaten up.)
He however, said if he emerged the president of Nigeria all the APC governors will have input into his administration and that none of them would be rejected.
Speaking the Director General of Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign Lalong thanked Nigerians for given his party,the best candidate and the most suitable candidate for the position of president of Nigeria,he explained that Asiwaju Tinubu had prepared himself for the post of president of Nigeria over the years by building bridges across Nigeria,he said that,that was why anywhere one goes in the country,people were ready to support Tinubu presidential ambition and he was always subject of discuss.
According to him,”he has the capability to run Nigeria on basis of equity and justice.I appealed to people of Lagos State don’t be deceived by any candidate who made empty promises,vote candidate based on what they have done.
“President Muhaammadu Buhari askex me to tell you to remain focus,and give more votes to the APC, more than the one you gave him in 2015.” Lalong said.
Bagudu who spoke on behalf of the progressive governors urged the electorates to put their hope in Asiwaju Tinubu,according to him, the 22 APC governors have a strong belief in Tinubu, “it is not just voting for Tinubu, but to carry the message of the 22 governors of APC governors that, our party believe in Tinubu,and all of us the APC governors believe so much in Asiwaju Tinubu for the right reasons.Asiwaju Tinubu has done so much to improve the economy of Lagos State and made Lagos State more developed.”
Bagudu who claimed to have spent his youthful years in Surulere said since Tinubu came on board he has made Surulere a better place, just as he commended him for his sense of nationality input in his cabinet,” In his cabinet when he was governor of Lagos State he made non Lagosians members of his cabinet,if he becomes President of Nigeria,he will include everybody,sa he has done when he was governor of Lagos State.We the 22 governors of the progressive party saw the sterling qualities in him, and we urge Nigerians to vote for him.” Bagudu said.
In the message, the Speaker of House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, said the event held in Lagos was not the real campaign,just an attempt to energize the people of Lagos State,just as he urged those present at the rally to go out and convince the undecided voters to vote Tinubu, stressing that all the negative things said about Tinubu were attempts to rubish him,but there are no concrete evidence to convict him for the alleged crime.
“Try to educate the undecided voters on who Tinubu is.With his efforts and that of Shettima God will use him to lift up the rejected souls.There is a lot to be said about Asiwaju Tinubu,to the South East and South South governors tell them how Tinubu invested so much in their brothers in Lagos.” Gbajabiamila said.
The party National Chairman,Senator Abdullah Adamu said Tinubu would be the next president of Nigeria, he is the president in waiting,he would be the next president of the federal Republic of Nigeria.He therefore urged the electorates to vote him,”Will you vote for him,will you vote the APC?” Adamu asked.
In his opening remark,Lagos State governor thanked Tinubu for being the architect of modern Lagos,” in Lagos,we are enjoying Asiwaju, he had been the architect of modern Lagos,he did well for the state and his political career.He is a man of fountain of knowledge and the right man for the job.We can do it.”
Sanwo-Olu therefore thanked the people of Lagos State for trooping in large number to welcome Tinubu.
Present at the rally were minister for information and culture,Alhaji Lai Mohammed,the Director General Tinubu Campaign organization in Lagos State Senator Ganiyu Solomon,former minister for works Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Senator Gbenga Daniels,the speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly Mudasiru Obasa among others.