I Will Work Harder For Nigeria- Bola Tinubu
On Saturday, Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, assured Nigerians of renewed hope in the face of daunting socioeconomic challenges, saying the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari has worked hard and he would work harder with a renewed hope of a greater Nigeria If elected as the next president.
At the APC Renewed Hope 2023 Presidential Grand Finale Rally in Lagos State, headed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC National Executives, including its chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Tinubu made the remarks.
Tinubu, who attended the mega rally, with his vice, Kashim Shetima to address the mammoth crowd and supporters, commended President Buhari for his efforts at tackling security challenges among other socio-economic challenges for the confidence repose in him to take on the nation in leading Nigerians in the next dispensation.
Personalities at the mega rally included:
Senate President, Ahmad Lawal, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, Senator Olurinimbe Mammora, Senator Ganiu Olarenwaju Solomon, GOS, Bala Muhammed, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, APC Senate candidate, Lagos West, Dr. idiat Adebule APC Women Leader, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, Iyaloja General of Nigeria, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, members of Lagos State Executive members, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, the former first lady of Oyo State, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi.
Others were: Party faithful which included: Former and Present State Governors, Kogi, Zamfara, Senate President, Ahmad Lawal, Speaker Ministers, Senators and other cabinet members, candidates of APC in the forthcoming elections, supporters, Nollywood stars, musicians, trade associations, market leaders, among other dignitaries.
Popular musicians from the Northern part of the country also rendered songs in praise of Tinubu’s virtues. Nollywood actors Zack Orji, and Baba Chinedu were also present.
In order to end the suffering of the masses, Tinubu pledged to strive harder. As they vote for him in the 2023 general election, which is planned for Saturday, February 25, 2023, with a newfound optimism for a better Nigeria.
According to him, “Buhari has shown resilience, and determination to ensure peace and restore the economy in Nigeria in the face challenges. The challenge came in form of Boko Haram among others. But he worked hard. He protected both Muslims and Christians. He never failed in his promise.
“Today is a challenging speech.
I assure you, I will work harder for Nigeria. O promise you that all agendas in the renewed hope will be pursued vigorously.
“I thanked all d Yoruba groups for the support shown so far. Go out and vote next Saturday, do not stay away as I assure you that we will vote and we will win.”
Also, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that the city would continue to be a center of excellence and urged people to vote for Tinubu on Saturday. He praised the President for attending the grand finale event and the people of Lagos for believing in the progressives.
“You have not disappointed us today by coming out in your large numbers to show solidarity with our leader, Tinubu and our party, APC. despite the harsh economic crunch.
“So, from next Saturday go and vote, for victory is ours. Lagos is ready for Tinubu-Shettima’s victory.
Tinubu ‘ll not disappoint Nigerians, Senator Oluremi
Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the APC Presidential candidate, said Nigeria w as at a crucial stage.
She urged Nigerians and Lagos residents to continue to support the APC Presidential candidate, Tinubu, her husband as they can count on him because he would not disappoint or take them for granted.
Tinubu also urged the electorate to vote for Sanwo-Olu’s second term bid and other APC candidates from top to bottom. A
“For the past 23 years, Tinubu has been working tirelessly to improve the lit of the masses, serving their interest.
“A leader doe not come because of solely seizing power, but come to serve the people, and the poor.
“Tinubu will not disappoint you by the grace of God. You (Nigerians) will never be taken for granted. And vote for Sanwo-Olu-Hamzat and all APC candidates from top to bottom in the general polls commencing this Saturday,
Director General DG, APC Presidential campaign team, Simeon Lalung and Governor Plateau State said, “In the next one week Tinubu will no longer be a city boy but will go to Abuja and be Garki man. A new president is already here before Saturday poll.”
In his brief remarks, Adamu, simply stated: “Our votes by mid-day Saturday, will have turned to victory.”
APC debunks report of Tinubu throwing Naira notes at Lagos crowd
Meanwhile, the APC Lagos chapter has described the purported report of Tinubu throwing wads of naira at the crowd at the mega rally as fake news from the pit of hell.
The Publicity Secretary, Lagos APC. Seye Oladejo said the fake news emanated from the phenomenal success of the Lagos grand rally which dazed opponents.
According to Oladejo: “Dazed by the phenomenal success of Lagos grand rally held today’s (February 21), frustrated political opponents have resorted to planting fictional story of Naira-throwing by our candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“In a currently trending post, the orchestrated report purports that Asiwaju Tinubu threw wads of bank notes to a cheering crowd at Oshodi as his motorcade rode past from Lagos airport en route to Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
“It is nothing but a lie from the pit of hell. It is part of an ongoing well-oiled campaign of calumny in a compromised section of the media to project Asiwaju in bad lights at a time millions of Nigeria are unable to access their hard-earned cash deposited in the banks.
“Asiwaju has championed the cause of long-suffering Nigerians that they are allowed to spend old bank notes pending when CBN is able to make adequate bank notes available. So, where will Asiwaju have seen new notes to be thrown on Lagos highways?
“Ordinarily, we would have ignored this infantile lie given its provenance (one of the cheap bloggers hired by political opponents now traumatised by APC’s imminent victory on February 25).
“But we chose to make this brief statement for the sake of the gullible who might be deceived by such cheap spin.
“A closer look at the accompanying short video (attached to the referenced fake report) will clearly reveal that two APC leaders are the ones actually throwing branded APC fez caps and leaflets to the cheering crowd. Certainly not Naira notes.
“We urge our supporters and all right-thinking Nigerians to remain calm and vote for Asiwaju Tinubu and all APC candidates on Saturday, February 25.”
Earlier, Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, led other hip-hop musicians to entertain a massive crowd.
Supporters and party faithful were chanting Tinubu’s name in solidarity and admiration of all.