Tinubu begs Gombe delegates for votes
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC,) Bola Tinubu, has urged delegates from Gombe State not to vote another aspirant at the coming party primaries.
He assured them of unity and industrial revolution that would create jobs for the youths, if he eventually emerges as the president.
Addressing party faithful at the new banquet hall, Government House, Gombe, the presidential hopeful also told all that he would rather retire, if he loses, rather than join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP.)
According to the Third Republic senator, governance is not an easy task that all could just be buying forms.
He added: “Today, I have come for your votes for president. You can only put me there to get all your requests. I believe in myself. I am confident and courageous. Please, choose wisely; choose me, I beg you.”
He had listed national unity, education, industrial revolution, electricity and employment among others as the thrust of his administration.
Tinubu said only adequate engagement of the youths would stop banditry, insurgency, Internet fraud and other social vices largely embraced by them.
Meanwhile, Governor Muhammad Yahaya described Tinubu as a capable and qualified persona for the office he seeks.
“Senator Tinubu has proven that he is able to lead because he led Lagos with a magic wand.
“Key personalities he helped are helping President Muhammadu Buhari in governance,” he said, citing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Rauf Aregbesola and Lai Mohammed among others.
Tinubu had visited Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu, who described him as a detribalised and capable aspirant.
On Monday, when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the state, the governor had promised that all the state’s delegates would vote for the number two citizen.
Governor Yahaya had said: “There is no one the presidential cap fits like you, the Vice President. We are solidly for you and behind you. It is you that this cap fits squarely, no doubt about that.”
“I make bold to say that these people that you see here, in the traditional and other aspects of governance within our society, are committed to seeing that you actualise this ambition. You are the incoming president because we want this country to progress.”