The APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has assured ordinary Nigerians that they would not be forgotten in his administration if elected in the 2023 general elections.
Mr Tinubu, who made this remark at the APC presidential rally at Teslim Balogun, Surulere, Lagos, said Nigerians would not be forgotten in education, health, employment opportunities, security and infrastructure.
“We will do our best for Nigeria. It is not going to be easy at the starting point,” Mr Tinubu said.
He expressed confidence that the party would not lose any of the progressive governors to other parties, saying, “we will work together to run this government.”
Mr Tinubu urged the electorate to use their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to defeat the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, describing him as a serial contestant over the years.
He urged Lagos residents also to re-elect Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat, for the progress and stability of the state.
In his remarks, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau and director-general of the Tinubu/Shettima campaign council, expressed joy at the massive turnout and excitement by party supporters at the rally in the state.
“It is not only human beings that are happy with Asiwaju, I saw fishes jumping for Asiwaju on our way here, and we are anxiously waiting for the victory in 2023.
“Asiwaju Tinubu is the best candidate and the most suitable person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu is a good manager of people and resources. We know he can take Nigeria to greater heights,” Mr Lalong added.
Also, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), who spoke on behalf of all other governors, commended Mr Sanwo-Olu for organising such a massive rally.
In his remarks, the APC national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, said Nigerians have huge hope in Mr Tinubu, describing him as “the president in waiting of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Also speaking, Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, Federal House of Representatives, noted that the candidate remained the most qualified to lead Nigeria.
In his welcome address, Mr Sanwo-Olu, who described Mr Tinubu as a true leader, said, “Asiwaju is the champion of unity. I believe he will continue to work for the unity and progress of this country.”