All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said former President Olusegun Obasanjo was not qualified to recommend or endorse anyone as Nigeria’s president due to his failings.

Tinubu said this on Thursday in Edo state while speaking at the APC presidential campaign rally held at the sports complex of the University of Benin, Ugbowo campus, Benin.

The APC standard-bearer said Obasanjo failed to develop the country when he had the chance, instead he was fighting his then vice president, Atiku Abubakar, accusing each other of spending the country’s money for personal comfort.

Tinubu also pointed out that after spending $16 billion on electricity, Obasanjo and the PDP government were unable to deliver electricity to Nigerians to make even popcorn.

As governor of Lagos, Tinubu recalled how he brought in Enron Power to generate electricity and solve the power problem in the country’s commercial powerhouse, but the project was thwarted by the Obasanjo-led PDP government.

Tinubu said: “I brought in Enron to solve the electricity problem and help the Lagos economy, but they were thwarted by Obasanjo and PDP. They punished me and the people of Lagos and even started discounting our money. I created Local Governments in Lagos to speed up development and create jobs for our people, but Obasanjo took our allowance and punished us for it. That was mean and such a man said he endorsed a man for you to vote for president. Can you follow a man like that? Can Obasanjo recommend a leader for someone in Nigeria? A man who does not know the way cannot show the way.”
The former Lagos governor said PDP presidential candidate Atiku was not qualified to be Nigeria’s president as he prosecuted himself on his record as a civil servant.

“Atiku and Obasanjo accused themselves of using Nigerian money to buy cars for their comfort. Atiku was a customs officer who said that he made money selling cars, that’s smuggling. He did not even know that a civil servant cannot do any other business apart from agriculture. That is enough to disqualify him and he is unfit to be president.”

On his plan for the Edo economy and people, Tinubu said it was time to remove the darkness and make the country’s economy productive through mass industrialization, vowing to make Edo State a center of industrial activities and an energy state. .

He applauded the return of Benin artifacts by some Western nations, but urged countries to pay some money to Edo state, as it made a lot of money from returned artifacts through tourism and exhibitions.

He said, “People of Edo, prosperity has come, happiness has come, hope is back in your homes, knowledge is back in your community. I am happy for the returned artifacts. They’re bringing our artifacts.

“I support the Oba of Benin who said that our heritage must return but I do not agree with the Europeans. They have used our artifacts for exhibitions and tourism for decades in their museums to make money. They shouldn’t just return them without money. When I am president I will ask them to pay us restitution. I will contribute to the construction of the museum in Benin”.

Tinubu told the people of Edo that his administration would focus on job creation through small-scale industries, build a credible credit system for capital formation, bring multi-billion-dollar investments to Edo state, and end billing. electricity estimate.