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Tinubu’s Plea to Nigerians: Keep PDP Out of Power

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Bola Tinubu, the presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Saturday, January 21, 2023, urged Nigerians to disallow the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from regaining power.

He also asked the Jigawa State electorate to vote for responsive and responsible leadership in the February and March elections.

Tinubu spoke during the APC presidential campaign rally held at Mallam Aminu Kano Triangle, Dutse.

He told the cheering huge crowd that having voted out the “jackals and hyenas” in the PDP in 2015, it would be disastrous to give them another opportunity back to power.

“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!” he said.

“Instead, vote for the people that have a track record of delivering prosperity to the people. We did it in Lagos and Borno, 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.”

He said his administration would build on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari and bring the country to flourish.

Unveiling his plans, the frontline presidential candidate promised to revamp the agricultural sector while also giving great attention to developing infrastructure across the country.

He said: “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.

“If you elect me, I will consolidate the ongoing infrastructural revolution by networking our entire country with good roads that would spur development. We will use the road network to connect our major agricultural and industrial hubs.”

Reiterating the importance of securing the nation for economic growth, the APC candidate promised to provide all critical security agencies with all they require to secure the nation and make it habitable for Nigerians.

“Most importantly of all, we will secure our nation and defeat the menace posed by evil criminals, kidnappers, bandits, and terrorists. We will sweep them away. Broom!” he said.

“We will do so by recruiting and deploying more security personnel across the various agencies, improving their equipment and training, and deploying top-shelf technology to improve ground and aerial surveillance in key and dangerous areas.”

Overwhelmed by the tumultuous crowd, Tinubu thanked them at every turn, saying Nagode, Nagode (thank you, thank you).

Jigawa State Governor Badaru Abubakar expressed appreciation to the people of the state for turning out in large numbers to receive the presidential candidate and other party leaders.

He described Tinubu as his dear father who would soon become the “father of the nation.”

“You know me, I know you. You know what we did before and what we are doing at present. You know right from President Buhari and me, your governor, we are doing well for you. Baba Asíwájú will take over from there and double our party’s delivery for you”

Present at the rally were Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima; Senate President Ahmed Lawan; House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and the Director-General of the campaign and Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong.

Also at the rally were Chairman, Progressive Governors’ Forum and Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Umara Zulum (Borno), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe) and Bello Matawalle (Zamfara) as well as the two Deputy National Chairmen of the party, Senator Abubakar Kyari (North) and Barrister Emma Enekwu (South).

It took the double-decker bus conveying Tinubu, Shettima, and other party stalwarts to the campaign ground some time to arrive the venue, owing to the traffic jam caused by the movement of party supporters.

The high point of the rally was the formal defection of the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state, Comrade Abdullahi Tsoho, and 20 candidates for the House of Assembly of the party to the APC.

Tosoho said they decided to team up with the APC because of their love for Tinubu.

Source: The Nation

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