Bayo Onanuga, the campaign spokesman of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said that the former Lagos State governor impressed the party’s presidential screening panel when he was screened on Monday.
The panel, led by a former APC chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, is screening 23 aspirants contesting to be President of Nigeria on the platform of the APC at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.
Tinubu was among the aspirants screened on Day One of the two-day screening exercise which will end on Tuesday (today).
In a statement, Onanuga said that “Tinubu impressed the panel during the screening process with the way and manner he answered and provided insight into many of the questions asked.”
He said, “Some of the questions bordered on his upbringing, educational and professional background.
“He confidently told the panel why he is qualified to fly the flag of APC as its presidential candidate.
“He cited his success as governor of Lagos State, his raising the internal revenue generation of the state from a paltry N600M monthly, which has now grown to N51 Billion today.
“He also cited his invitation to Enron to begin the first state-backed power generation in Nigeria and how Nigeria will need to take the power transmission lines as a highway.
“Tinubu in his answers demonstrated vast knowledge in economic management and a perfect understanding of Nigeria’s political economy.
“The screening Committee expressed satisfaction with Tinubu’s knowledge of the economy and sociopolitical issues that are affecting the country.”