- APC national leader Tinubu has called on Nigerians to ignore former president Obasanjo’s criticisms of President Buhari
- Tinubu said no amount of such criticisms will stop the electorate from re-electing Buhari in the coming election
- The APC chieftain urged the electorate to give Buhari their mandate for the second time
Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday, January 21, said former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari, was in bad faith and should be ignored.
Tinubu, who spoke at the inauguration of Buhari campaign in Maiduguri, noted that Obasanjo was not happy with the feat attained by the APC government in the clean-up of the mess of the past 16 years of PDP administration.
According to him, no amount of such criticisms will stop the electorate from giving Buhari another four-year mandate.
“When we came on board in 2015, we promised Nigerians that we are going to turn the ship of this country to the right direction and we have done that.
“We are sweeping webs of collateral corruption, to give Nigerians a new life, new home and a solid foundation; that is what President Buhari is doing and we are 100 per cent behind him.
“President Buhari is upright, firm, steady and focused, with great vision for the betterment and progress of the country," he said.
Tinubu added that Buhari was committed to upholding the rule of law and entrenchment of democratic principles, and therefore urged the electorate to give him their mandate for the second time.
Also, APC chairman, Adams Oshoimole, lauded Buhari over the successes recorded in the counter-insurgency campaign and peace restoration to the northeast region.
Oshiomole recalled that 24 local government areas were under the control of Boko Haram insurgents in 2015, adding that the military under the stewardship of Buhari, reclaimed all the communities.
“We still have security challenges but the arrogance and impunity that was wallowing Nigeria is now a thing of the past.
“The situation we find ourselves in now started during Obasanjo’s regime. Do-or-die politics was Obasanjo’s legacy. Today, the era of impeaching state governors is over.
“The era of quarrelling with Vice President on the streets is over; the era of withdrawal of Lagos state monthly allocations is also one of the legacies of Obasanjo," Oshiomole added.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, January 21, reacted to some allegations by former president Obasanjo, saying it is not under any pressure to rig the 2019 elections as was claimed.
INEC also assured Nigerians that its cooperation with security agencies will lead to a successful and peaceful voting experience for Nigerians.
The electoral umpire promised it would be transparent in the forthcoming elections.
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