Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, has urged Nigerians against making the error of enabling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to regain power.
Making such an error, in his opinion, would be fatal.
According to Arise TV, Tinubu made this statement to the party’s supporters on Saturday during the APC presidential campaign rally held at Mallam Aminu Kano Triangle, Dutse, Jigawa State.
A few weeks before the upcoming elections, Naja’atu Muhammad, a steadfast supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari and the director of the APC’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), announced her resignation from the party.
In a statement released on Saturday by his media office, the former governor of Lagos State also asked the citizens of Jigawa State to vote for responsive and responsible leadership in the upcoming general election and to prevent the main opposition party from regaining power.
He said: “You did the courageous job of chasing away the locusts eight years ago, do not trust their deceptive promises. Do not let them back into power. Like locusts, they will devour everything in their path!
“Instead, vote for the people that have a track record of delivering prosperity to the people. We did it in Lagos and Borno states, and with your help, we will do it again for Nigeria. Vote for the people with the vision, capacity, competence and integrity to do what is right. “Vote for responsive and responsible leadership. Vote for us. Vote for the APC on February 25 and March 11.”
The APC candidate for president promised that his administration would build on President Muhammadu Buhari’s accomplishments. In addition to reviving the agriculture industry, he pledged to focus heavily on building the nation’s infrastructure.
Tinubu added: “The vast arable land in Jigawa will be activated to make this state a place to reckon with in agro-business and agro-allied industries. We will build upon the gains already recorded in agriculture in this state.
We will invest in the expansion of irrigation and water management systems to increase productivity and reduce the impact of extreme weather, drought and flood cycles on crop yields. Our initiatives will ensure Jigawa farmers can cultivate their lands all year round,” he added.
“If you elect me, I will consolidate the ongoing infrastructural revolution by networking our entire country with good roads that would spur develop-ment. We will use the road network to connect our major agricultural and industrial hubs,” he said.
The Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar described Tinubu as his dear father who would soon be the “father of the nation.”