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The Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has reiterated his earlier statements that the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is actually the best and most qualified person to lead Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.
Fashola had made this statement on Sunday during an interview on Channels TV.
According to Fashola, the former governor of Lagos and his running mate Kashim Shettima, are equipped with the experience to serve Nigerians.
“They (the presidential candidates) should really recalibrate and get back to issues and that is what concerns Nigerians. Those are the debate we should really have.
“How do we move ourselves to the prosperity that is imminent for this country and who is the best person to drive that (Nigeria) vehicle to prosperity.
“In my own opinion, Asiwaju is the best person to drive that vehicle because I have worked with him at very close quarters and I know his capacity; tenacity and I think sometimes we need to test some hypotheses and the opportunity to test these hypotheses is there.
“We have to understand that democracy is an undertaking of numbers essentially and democracy is not always rational. It is the tyranny of the majority that has replaced the tyranny of the minority because democracy was created to stop one man or woman from dictating to the majority.
“So, everybody will make his political calculations about what he thinks will best serve his purpose and I think to look at something simply on the basis of A or B is perhaps to miss the point.
When asked of the chances of APC winning the 2023 general election despite the outcry that greeted its Muslim-Muslim ticket, the minister said, “I think that on the basis of what we have done, Nigerians have had the opportunity of two governments and that is why I said the candidates should return to the issues.
“On very deep reflection, right-thinking Nigerians will reelect our party and I’m optimistic about that. I think we have served this country as efficiently as we can in the most difficult times.
“No government has faced COVID-19 and we did. No government faced a global scarcity of resources caused by a war that we are not involved in and we did and we are still managing that economy and providing hope and succour. I am optimistic that we will win.”