President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Katsina state pledged full support for Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, calling on the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman and Emirate Council to mobilise for the political leader.
“We are here to present our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” the President said during a courtesy call in the palace.
“Asiwaju has been chosen by our party, and we are fully in support of his candidature, and we will work for his victory at the polls,” he said.
The President condoled with the leaders and citizens of the state following the recent terrorist attack on vigilantes in Bakori local government area of the state, in which many lives were lost.
He said his administration will continue to listen to wise counsels from experts, traditional rulers and political leaders on the economy, and will adopt best practices in safeguarding the interest of the people.
“I hope citizens of the country, and indigenes will remember what the Governor of Katsina State, and the Emir of Katsina said about the polity, and situation in the country. I will not want to add more,” he said.
In his remarks, Governor Aminu Bello Masari had commended the President for introducing a social security structure that directly impacted the lives of citizens, with direct transfer of funds to people, and a school feeding programme that encouraged more children to enroll.
The governor urged citizens to avoid politicians that have been flagging the ethnic and religious cards.
“Our God is a God of wisdom and superior power. If he wanted the entire world to be called Katsina, he would have done so. If God wanted all citizens’ black, white or red, he would have done so. He created a diverse world, and we must respect that,” he said.
The governor presented the APC presidential candidate to the emirate, stressed that his record of service in Lagos state, and the nation remains commendable.
“Lagos state had a poor security record, with cases of attacks, robberies and dead bodies on streets, until Asiwaju took over leadership in 1999.
“The state has been transformed, with infrastructure and earned a reputation as one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The state is now a centre of excellence because of the vision of the APC presidential candidate,” he said.
The APC presidential candidate condoled with President Buhari, Governor Masari and the Emirate Council over the terrorist attacks, promising that loved ones will be catered for, and efforts will be made to apprehend the masterminds of heinous crimes in the country.
“We will not forget them. We will not forget their children and the parents left behind. No leader will be happy to see citizens slaughtered or hear of it. It is sad, painful and tortuous,” he said.
APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, while addressing the party stalwarts, said the APC is the only party that would take Nigerians to the dream land.