Tinubu challenges opponents, endorses Sanwo-Olu for 2nd term

National leader of the All Progressives Congress and presidential aspirant in 2023 election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has thrown a poser to his opponents, daring them to try and see who wins the party’s ticket and the election proper. He also observed that the reward system in APC was poor, promising to change the system if elected president next year.

Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State who spoke Thursday evening in Abuja when he hosted the Forum of Former Deputy Governors of Nigeria (FFDGN) also said he would address the economic and security challenges if given the opportunity.

He appealed to the forum to support his presidential ambition and also ensure the unity of the party in their various states to achieve success, starting with Osun and Ekiti elections.

Said he: “Many of you I know, and you have participated in governance and political activities. You have given a value to your various states. When we merged as one and took broom as the symbol of party, broom has a lot of meaning. Let me first of all address our element of constitution, I promise to look into that if elected. Our reward system as APC is very poor, and it was late before I could recognise that. Let me assure you, I won’t repeat that mistake, if I’m elected.

“I know that you still have people who believe in you, in the system. In some states where we have divisions, please, tell us, we have to harmonise and become one. Particularly, Oyo is divided, Osun and Ekiti elections are coming, these elections are precursors to the national election. But for those who have decided to be an opponent, I will not dwell on that, let’s see who wins. But I want to win and I want you to work with me and to convince more delegates,” Tinubu added.

Earlier in his remarks, the national chairman of the forum and former deputy governor of Edo State, Lucky Imasuen pledged the support of APC deputy governors to the presidential ambition of the national leader.


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