Tinubu rebukes Obasanjo, promises to cooperate well with Shettima
As the general elections draw closer, the presidential candidate of the ruling All progressive congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday pledged to ensure a sound working relationship with his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima if voted into power.
Speaking during a national youth town hall meeting held in Abuja, he took a jibe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo who had a turbulent relationship with his running mate Atiku Abubakar when he was on the saddle between 1999 to 2007.
Amidst the chant of “on your mandate we shall stand” by the vociferous youths, Tinubu maintained that there is no way he would engage in an open fight with Shettima was the case between Obasanjo and Atiku.
Reiterating his stance that Obasanjo’s decision to endorse the presidential candidate of the labour party (LP) Peter Obi remains worthless, he expressed optimism that he would hand his rivals in the race for the exalted seat of the presidency a resounding defeat at the poll.
In a veiled reference to the people’s democratic party (PDP) led administration, he reminded the electorates not to make the mistake of allowing the repeat of sixteen years of profligacy and wastefulness of the hard-earned resources of the country.
Recalling how he mentored dozens of youths including the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and his predecessor Dimeji Bankole over the years, he assured the teeming population of youths in the country that he would create the enabling environment that would ensure they actualize their potentials in life.
The former Lagos state governor promised to deploy his years of skills and expertise in statecraft to reposition the country for sustainable growth and development if voted into power.
Director General of the APC campaign council, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state stressed the need to elect Tinubu at the poll in view of the fact that none of the candidates angling for the seat of the presidency can come near Tinubu on mentorship of young persons to occupy various elective and appointive seats.
Governor Yahaya Bello who leads the APC campaign youths council described Tinubu whose track record of achievements remains a product that doesn’t need to be advertised to Nigerians again.
At the event graced by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and several chieftains of the party, he assured that Tinubu, alongside candidates vying for various elective seats would sweep the poll with a landslide victory.