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Together, we ’ll build stronger, prosperous Nigeria, says Tinubu

By Guardian Nigeria
11 May 2022   |   4:09 am
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presidential aspirant of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said he will work towards creating a stronger and more prosperous Nigeria surpassing even the dreams of the country’s founding-fathers.

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presidential aspirant of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said he will work towards creating a stronger and more prosperous Nigeria surpassing even the dreams of the country’s founding-fathers.

He stated this in Katsina, Katsina State, when he held talks with APC delegates to the national convention/presidential primaries from the state.

Tinubu, while addressing the delegates at the meeting held by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, his deputy, Alhaji Muniru Yakubu, and APC chairman in the state, Alhaji Sani Aliyu Daura, promised to work with the state to address its irrigation problem if elected president.

The presidential aspirant said he would stand in partnership with the state to defeat poverty, hunger, banditry and violence.

“Katsina has many dams. We will work with the state to reticulate them. We will do this to combat irrigation. Katsina has the resources to be an industrial hub, to be a centre for industrialisation and prosperity,” he said.

The former Lagos State governor urged the delegates to support him to win the party’s nomination and be elected president next year, adding: “Anybody can contest. Not anybody has what it takes to be president. I have the vision, passion, capacity and competence to deliver for the country.”

Masari described Tinubu as a cosmopolitan leader, detribalised politician, bridge-builder and uncommon unifier who brought many diverse people into public limelight by appointing them into his cabinet as governor of Lagos State notwithstanding their states of origin.

Meanwhile, the APC chairman in the state pledged the support of the delegates for Tinubu, saying: “Having supported our son, President Muhammadu Buhari, to win the presidency in 2015 and 2019, we will support you too for 2023.”

Also, former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, who joined Tinubu on the visit to Katsina, said he was backing the APC leader not for political convenience, but because of moral imperatives.

He said Tinubu in the past created a political party, Action Congress (AC), which he offered to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to contest for presidency in 2007 when Atiku was harassed and hounded out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“Asiwaju did the same for Malam Nuhu Ribadu in 2011. He also supported Buhari to win in 2015 after he had tried thrice to be president. The reward for goodness is goodness, they say,” he said.