The Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Tuesday said, the 2023 general election is not just about the election, “is a fight not to leave the country to looters”.
He challenged Nigerians to look carefully before casting their votes, saying that some politicians have been making promises without any evidence of performance and experience to show.
He also said serving Nigeria is what he has always done and when elected, he will do more to build the economy, provide jobs, power, security, agricultural production and processing as well as industrial revolution.
Tinubu stated this at the Party’s flagged off its Presidential Campaign in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, saying the APC has the confidence of winning the forth coming general elections and retaining power come 2023.
“We will never surrender to them to stop the efforts to clean the rot they left us in.
“We will assemble the best team to reverse the decay. We are determined to ensure that nobody will go to bed without food in their stomach.
“Buhari cares and we care too, instead of letting them distract us, we will follow our right path and ensure that we continue with the good work”.
Tinubu said that if elected, his administration would continue the oil exploration in all frontiers in the basins and develop commercial oil found in Gombe State and Lake Chad Basin.
While presenting the party’s flag to the candidate, President Muhamadu Buhari pledged to work with All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders for the election of Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu as his successor come 2023.
Buhari said, “The party has taken a stand and we are going to support and campaign for him to be elected President of Nigeria.
“I am not going to read a long speech, I am here to hand over our party flag to him,” he said.
He therefore urged the party members to work hard and ensure that there is victory at all levels.
National Chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, in his remarks said the APC has no fear of any political party as it has done well under President Muhammadu Buhari who has turned around the fortunes of the nation in various sectors.
He said Asiwaju will build on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari and ensure that Nigerians are provided with the best opportunities to thrive.
In his address, Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong said,
“You will recall that Plateau State in the past hosted such high level party events which eventually produced Presidents of Nigeria and other national leaders that played significant roles in the growth and sustenance of our democracy.
“On this occasion, we are at the threshold of making yet another history of producing another President in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who will succeed our beloved President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 by the grace of God”.
He said the flag-off ceremony heralds the nationwide campaigns that will see the party traversing the nooks and crannies of Nigeria to mobilise, galvanise and propagate the Renewed Hope Agenda that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima are bringing to Nigerians.
“Already, there is great excitement and expectation over the prospects of an Asiwaju Government which promises to serve the people and carry them along just as Mr. President has done over the years.
Lalong while assuring that the APC will sweep the elections in Plateau State and across Nigeria explained that from the strategic engagements and Town Hall meetings held recently with various special interest groups, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the candidate of choice for Nigerians because of his vast experience in tacking problems, ability to listen and gather the best brains to get the job done without ethnic, religious or other sentiments.