The presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has admitted that without the due diligence of the party governors, he would not have become the candidate.
The former Governor of Lagos State is full of praises for the Governors over the roles they played.
‘You firmly stood by me at the hours of needs during the Primary Contests of our Party and that made me the Candidate of the APC and that is a great source of pride because others are still battling their governors,‘ he said.
While speaking during a series of meetings with Ullamas and some pastors, Tinubu maintained that the position of governors on him has given him more courage and determination in gunning for the exalted seat.
The APC presidential candidate, who tongue-lashed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for failing to realise after 16 years on the mantle of leadership that power is the main driver of the nation’s economy, has nothing new to offer.
He said, ‘PDP has spend 16 years ruling the nation but failed woefully to understand that power is the main economic driver without which one will be running a borrowed economic which would not make any impact on his citizens’.
Tinubu reminded PDP that in the last 16 years, they spent $16 billion on power, but the nation is still facing frequent outages coupled with transmission failures.
Tinubu went on to call on Nigerians against voting for somebody who will give them 50 percent of attention and give the remaining to Dubai.
Also speaking yesterday, Tinubu vowed to devote 100 percent of his time and energy to the service of Nigeria and its citizens if he becomes President stressing that he would not be like other candidates that would share time shuttling between living in Dubai and Nigeria.
The former governor of Lagos State, who boasted that he was only a few steps to becoming the president, pledged to concentrate his full attention and energy in confronting the nation’s pressing challenges and surmounting them.
He made this assertion while addressing members of the Tijjaniyya Islamic sect at a consultative meeting at the Kano State Government House.
While quoting Nigeria’s erstwhile national anthem, he stressed the need for Nigerians to be united in brotherhood despite their differences.
Deploying a series of innuendos, he described Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a national divider, recalling that when he was recently asked about the subject, he responded that he was from the North.