Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party’s Presidential Candidate, has taken on some of his competitors.
Friday, while addressing party delegates at Government House in Minna, the state capital of Niger, Tinubu stated that he could not understand why some individuals without a track record purchased APC presidential candidacy forms.
“I am a candidate for president of this country. I have no idea why other individuals are running. Where is their record of success? How many council members must they produce? How many Chairmen of Local Government have they produced?”
“How many members of the House of Representatives have they produced? How many Senators do they currently have? We have manufactured them. Now, they are pointing the wrong finger at me. May God forgive them for their blindness.” He said.
Tinubu stated that several of the candidates who were challenging him on the basis of his health lacked medical certifications proving their health status.
“We seek a doer who will examine the economic resources of this country and turn them around for our prosperity.” We are looking for someone who can guide our children’s education.
“If it’s about what we’re going to eat, we can no longer overeat at this age. But we must leave our children and grandkids with sufficient wealth and opportunity, as well as a solid education, so that they would not wander the streets of Niger, Kaduna, and any other street in Nigeria.
“We have what it takes; we are intelligent; I possess it more than others. I used my intelligence and abilities to restore Lagos.”
Tinubu vowed to eradicate the widespread banditry that has decimated Niger’s local government districts.
Earlier, the former governor of Borno State, Kasim Shettima, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari would not have won the 2015 election without Tinubu and the South West.
He stated that it was time for the North to endorse Tinubu for his various contributions to the advancement of the APC.
In his remarks, the governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, asked the delegates if they supported Tinubu’s candidacy, and the reaction was resounding.