All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Tinubu on Saturday urged the people of Jigawa state not to give the People’s Democratic Party a chance to return to power. This is even as he asked them to keep faith with the government led by the Congress of All Progressives for service delivery.
The former Lagos state governor had this to say as he addressed a crowd of supporters at the presidential campaign rally held at Mallam Aminu Kano Triangle, Dutse, the capital of Jigawa state.
He noted that to have ousted the “jackals and hyenas” in the PDP administration in 2015 would be unheard of to allow the party a route to power in the country.
A statement issued by the Tinubu Media Office and signed by Tunde Rahman quoted the APC standard bearer as saying: “You did the brave job of scaring away the locusts eight years ago, don’t trust their misleading promises. Don’t let them come back to power. Like locusts, they will devour everything in their path!
“Instead, vote for the people who have a track record of bringing prosperity to the people. We did it in Lagos and Borno, and with your help, we will do it again for Nigeria. Vote for people with the vision, ability, competence, and integrity to do the right thing.
“Vote for responsive and responsible leadership. Vote for us. Vote APC on February 25 and March 11.”
On his plans for the northwestern state, Tinubu said: “The vast arable land in Jigawa will be activated to make this state a place to be reckoned with in agribusiness and allied industries.
“We will build on the gains already recorded in agriculture in this state. We will invest in expanding irrigation and water management systems to increase productivity and reduce the impact of extreme weather, drought and flood cycles on crop yields.
“Our initiatives will ensure that Jigawa farmers can farm their land year-round.
“If elected, I will build on the ongoing infrastructure revolution by connecting our entire country with good highways that will spur development. We will use the road network to connect our main agricultural and industrial centers,” he added.
He also vowed to address insecurity if elected saying, “Most important of all, we will secure our nation and defeat the threat posed by evil criminals, kidnappers, bandits, and terrorists. We will sweep them away.
“We will do this by recruiting and deploying more security personnel to the various agencies, upgrading their equipment and training, and deploying state-of-the-art technology to improve ground and air surveillance in key and dangerous areas,” he said.
Present at the rally were Senate President Ahmed Lawan, House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the party’s vice-presidential candidate Kashim Shettima and the campaign manager and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, among others.