Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, slammed former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday, describing his (Obasanjo) recent backing of Peter Obi, the Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate, in the elections for the February 25, 2023, like a poison for Nigerians.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, who made the comment during the party’s presidential rally at the University of Benin sports complex in Benin City, said the former impeded his effort to bring development to Lagos, while he was in office.
“Obasanjo, instead of expanding, took over our salaries and money from the local government. What kind of evil is that? Do you call that person a good or bad man? So if he’s backing somebody, isn’t he poison that he’s giving you?
He who does not know the way cannot show the way. He is backing Obi but he does not know the way,” Tinubu stated.
The APC presidential candidate, who claimed to have survived ‘raw treatment’ by the Obasanjo regime, said he was familiar with the terrain from his previous achievements in Lagos state, and would find a way to apply his experience to solve the problem. prevailing issues if he is elected.
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“I know how to act. I did it in Lagos and I will do it in Nigeria. I will bring an economic center to Edo State, give the boys skills, start giving credit, empower small-scale industries to stand on their own, and get rid of estimated turnover. We will convert this state into an energy state. It turns the so-called ‘yahoo boys’ into experts in manufacturing and creating chips. We will bring long-term reforms.
“We can break the shackles of poverty, ignorance and homelessness. We will do it together. We have the knowledge and the brain. Trust me, I’m an expert at finding a way where there isn’t one. I found a way to tame the Atlantic Ocean and turned it into a money making machine. I found a way to stop the killer drains into channeling and prosperity. I have done a lot of things. I have the power to think and do.
“If you want prosperity, choose me. If you want skills to get rich, choose me. If you want security, choose me. If you say I must withdraw, you will withdraw the knowledge, the diamond, and the gold,” she added.
Adams Oshiomhole, former APC National Chairman, for his part, tasked Edo residents with voting for Tinubu because of his record in transforming Lagos and defending Nigerians against a one-party system.
Oshiomhole said the party’s standard-bearer possesses the power of courage to act, the vision to see beyond today and get results, and assured that the former Lagos state governor will address the issue of multiple exchange rates in the country to provide a level-playing field for potential entrepreneurs; meet growing security challenges head-on and provide jobs for the abundant youth population.
Earlier, Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, said the 19 northern states are committed to ensuring that Tinubu succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari.