The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has again told Nigerians not to allow the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) back to power, insisting that it would be disastrous to allow the main opposition party to return to power again.
Tinubu said this on Saturday when he addressed the party’s supporters at the APC presidential campaign rally held at Mallam Aminu Kano Triangle, Dutse, Jigawa State.
This is coming as a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, and director of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the APC, Naja’atu Muhammad, has resigned her membership of the party, a few weeks before the forthcoming elections.
The former governor of Lagos State in a statement issued Saturday by his Media Office also urged the people of Jigawa State to vote for responsive and responsible leadership in the upcoming general election and not allow the main opposition party back to 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 presidential candidate said his administration would build on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari. He promised to revamp the agricultural sector, while also giving great attention to developing infrastructure across the country.
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.
Also speaking, the Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar described Tinubu as his dear father who would soon be the “father of the nation.”