…says ‘I don’t know why people without track records are running’
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and frontline presidential aspirant of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says some of those aspiring to contest with him for the ruling party’s presidential ticket have no business to be in the race.
Tinubu stated this while addressing APC delegates at the Niger State Government House, Minna, on Friday.
The APC national leader said he’s still at a loss why some of aspirants without any track record bought the N100million presidential nomination forms of the party.
Tinubu said, “I am running for the presidency of this country. I don’t know what other people are running for. Where is their track record? How many councillors have they produced? How many local government chairmen have they produced? How many House of Representatives members have they produced? How many Senators have they produced? We have produced them.
“They are now pointing wrong fingers at me. May God forgive them because they are blind.”
Tinubu stated that some of the aspirants tackling him because of his health lacked the medical certificates to prove their health status.
He added, “We are looking for a doer who will look at economic resources of this country and turn it around for prosperity for us. We are looking for somebody who knows the way for education of our children.
“If it’s about what we will eat, personally, we cannot overeat anymore at this age. But we must leave our children and grandchildren enough prosperity and opportunity; good education, not to roam to the streets of Niger or Kaduna and any street at all in Nigeria.
“We have what it takes; we have smartness; I have it better than others. It’s the brain and skills that I used to rebuild Lagos.”
The APC presidential aspirant pledged to put an end to the activities of bandits terrorising many local government areas in the state.
Earlier, former Borno State governor, Senator Kasim Shettima, noted that without Tinubu and the South West, President Muhammadu Buhari wouldn’t have defeated the Peoples Democratic Party in the the 2015 presidential election.
Shettima argued that it was therefore time for the North to support the Tinubu for his immense contributions to the progress of the APC.