The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Presidential aspirant of the party , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday said he is the most qualified candidate to rule Nigeria.
He also declared that Nigeria needed a president that is intellectually sound with great ideas to tackle its various challenges, particularly economic challenge not only physical ability.
Tinubu stated this while addressing the delegates of the party in Ondo State at the governor’s office, Akure, the state capital, ahead of the presidential primary election of the APC coming up on Sunday.
The former governor of Lagos State who explained that he is sound, hale and healthy for the presidential job in 2023, described himself as the most experience and capable of all the aspirants of the party.
Tinubu boosted that he moved Lagos from a state of lower revenue to a state that generates billions of naira as revenue, stressing that if he could do it for Lagos State, he could repeat it for Nigeria development, if elected as president.
He said: “I am not running for the presidency because I need money, that was past but i am running for the love I have for this country, for the love i have for my people and my commitment for development and value for education.
“I am not looking for wrestling job, I am not going to the presidency to fight Anthony Joshua , I’m not running to compete with Ronaldo. All I going to use is my brain. I am sure , I am better thinker, I am a better doer . You delegates should distinguish us like kerosene on top of water.
“I Bola Tinubu, i am a runner. Go to Lagos State, I built a state of great value for Lagos, it is a reference point. I will rebuild Nigeria, i will reunite Nigeria, I will develop Nigeria. I will use our diversity for our prosperity. Join me in an effort to reunite Nigeria. You will see prosperity, performance. I know I can do it.”
Tinubu noted that sorrow, problems and anguish are created by human beings while division are created by those who benefit from divide and conquer.
“The truth is we are Nigerians and we hold that green back passport and we should be proud of it. Yes, it is difficult right now. This is the democracy that we choose. I told Akeredolu that hope is around the corner and ever since, he never looked back. In Ondo State, you have bitumen. You need a federal government that will put research and development in place and make it a commercial business revenue for Ondo State.
The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), re-echoed his stance that the presidency must come from the southern part of the country, stressing that there would be no endorsement in the forthcoming primary of the party.
He said: “We have said it that presidency must come to the south. If we are talking about restructuring, we are not saying the country would be divided. Nigeria should be paramount in our hearts”.