The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the people of Delta not to allow their state to turn “ATM” to “migratory politicians”.
He said that despite being one of Nigeria’s richest states, Delta people cannot boast of a standard of living commensurate with the resources accruing to the state.
Tinubu said that the funds might have found a home with a presidential candidate who “loves Dubai more than Nigeria”.
The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is known to frequently visit Dubai.
The APC presidential candidate spoke during the launch of the APC presidential/governorship campaign in Delta held at the Warri Township Stadium.
According to Tinubu, the governors of Delta from 1999 till date have taken residents of the state for a ride.
“Delta is among Nigeria’s largest oil and gas producing states. Revenue from oil and gas has historically been the backbone of government revenue and foreign exchange earnings.
“As such your state and other oil producers have made a one-of-a-kind financial contribution to the building of modern Nigeria. The nation is thankful to you.
“Delta has all it takes to be great and help lead the nation forward. Yet, for the past twenty-three years, those governing your state have taken you for a hard and long ride by selling you short. They have not done the things they should have and could have done for you.
“The infrastructure in the state was better 30 years ago than it is now. The state has recorded historic debts run up by the incumbent yet the infrastructure and other things still remain lacking because of under-investment and neglect.
“The money is much but it does not have legs. Where did it go? Not to your welfare. Perhaps, it has found a home with a certain presidential candidate who loves Dubai more than Nigeria. But Delta state is not an ATM for migratory politicians.
“It is a place where good and hardworking people reside and work to create decent and peaceful lives for themselves and their families,” Tinubu said.