Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says the ruling party must strive to stop the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party from regaining power in 2023.
Tinubu stated this in a statement by the Director, Media and Communication of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga.
The statement quoted the APC presidential flagbearear as saying in his acceptance speech that the ruling party must work to ensure PDP never returned to power after recording colossal failure in its 16-year tenure.
“They ruined our economy. They left abandoned projects. How many abandoned projects did they leave behind? We must keep the key of our treasury away from them. PDP must not be allowed to return to power,” he said.
He, however, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari; APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; APC governors and members of the National Assembly for their support.
Tinubu also expressed profound gratitude to his co-contestants and the APC aspirants who stepped down for him to achieve the victory.
“I specially thank my fellow contestants who stepped down for me. You did so because you believe in my brain and that does not in any way diminish you,” he said.
Tinubu polled 1,271 votes to clinch the APC presidential ticket at the just-concluded presidential primary of the ruling party.
His closest rival, Rotimi Amaechi got 316 votes, while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo polled 235 votes. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, got 152 votes while Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello polled 47 votes.