The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has advised Nigerians not to entrust the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with Nigeria’s commonwealth again because of the alleged destruction the party wrought on the country.
According to a statement by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu made this known on Saturday in Lagos at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere venue of the APC Presidential Campaign’s mega rally.
The former Lagos state governor, who spoke partly in Yoruba, took a swipe at the presidential candidate of PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, describing him a veteran aspirant who should go home and rest.
“Atiku contested in SDP, he contested in PDP; he contested in ACN when we rescued him from Obasanjo. Now he is contesting again in PDP. He should go home and rest,” Tinubu said, adding that Nigerians should never allow the PDP candidate and his party near the country’s commonwealth.
“Atiku has been running. Use your PVC to vote him and his party out. Use your votes to retire him permanently this time. We must never again allow the rapacious and visionless gang of Peoples Destroying People to come near our commonwealth again. They were in government for 16 years, they didn’t remember Badagry Expressway, they didn’t remember East-West Road, they didnt remember 2nd Niger Bridge.”
Tinubu recalled how Lagos gave him a chance to deploy his talents for national progress and preservation of progressive politics.
To underscore his support across the country, Tinubu noted that Governors of Kano, Kastina, Kaduna, Kwara, Kebbi and other APC Governors were with him unlike his opponent who could not hold his party together.
Tinubu again used the opportunity of the rally to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to the development of Nigeria and Lagos State.
“I specially thank President Muhammadu Buhari for the unprecedented Federal support and commitment to Lagos State. We have come a long way from Presidents whose sole obsession was to capture or conquer Lagos in do-or-die fashion, to a President who loves the state greatly and is keen to see it do very well.
“Lagos has benefited tremendously in terms of infrastructure development, whether it is the Lagos-Ibadan Railway line, or the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki Expressway, the revamped National Theatre, the new International Airport Terminal or the support that has made the Lekki Deep Sea Port possible and the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant, as well as the Red Line of the Lagos Metro, which is sharing part of the Federal corridor,” he said.
Present at the rally were the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu.
Others included the Director-General of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaigns and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, as well as Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq and Abiodun Oyebanji (Ekiti). Also present were Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, former Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi
There were also members of the APC National Working Committee and National Assembly members.