Tinubu Speaks on Seeking Power, Advises Nigerians on Ways to Secure It

Tinubu Speaks on Seeking Power, Advises Nigerians on Ways to Secure It

  • The flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said that power is subscribed for and not gotten by mere wishful thinking
  • Tinubu admitted that the transition from the military regime to democracy in Nigeria was "very successful"
  • According to Bola Tinubu, the military made a mistake by arresting Basorun Abiola and going after NADECO campaigners

Bola Tinubu, the 2023 presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that power is not gotten on a platter of gold.

Speaking at a book launch by the National Association of Political Correspondents (NAPOC) in Abuja said when you want power, you ought to subscribe for it to get it.

The book titled, “Nigeria’s Aborted Third Republic and June 12 debacle” was unveiled by Olusegun Runsewe.

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Tinubu has said the power is not served on a platter for anyone. Photo: Bola Tinubu
Source: UGC

Also reeling out some insights into the Third Republic in Nigeria, the former Lagos state governor admitted that was the best attempt by the people to return to democracy.

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Assessment of the Third Republic

According to Tinubu, there were people on both sides including the Social Democratic Party and National Republican Convention who bought the idea of Moshood Abiola becoming Nigeria's president.

His words:

“That is when I became very strongly connected with Senator Abu Ibrahim, who is alive today, and late Senator Haliru Dantoro who later became the Emir of Borgu."

Further speaking, he added that Nigeria and her people have learned numerous lessons from the aborted republic which includes that a military in government would not be tolerated.

He said:

“Till tomorrow, I will never. Power is not served a la carte. We wanted democracy. We subscribed to it”.

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Tinubu finally succumbs to Nigerians' demand, explains source of his wealth

Bola Tinubu said that his political career is funded by money he made from the sale of two of his fuel station.

The former governor of Lagos state explained that he had two gas stations in London which were being run by his wife at the time.

According to Tinubu, the funds realised from the sale of his gas station business were used to fund the activities of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO).

For 3rd time in a row, Shettima represents Tinubu at fresh event organised for presidential candidates

Tinubu was represented at an event organised by all the 2023 presidential candidates of different political parties.

The Jagaban of Lagos was represented at the Voice of Woman Empowerment Foundation's event in Abuja by his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

Other presidential candidates, including Peter Obi, Hamza Al-Mustapha and Adewole Adebayo among many others were present at the event.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nnenna Ibeh Nnenna Ibeh is a journalist with over 10 years of experience with various media organisations including Premium Times. Being on the front burner of reporting politics and the different dimensions of governance, she is also passionate about girls' education and women's and children's health. With degrees in Journalism, Peace Studies & Conflict Res., and Dev. Studies, Nnenna has worked in the dev. sector as a communications officer for the Centre for Democracy and Dev. email: ibehnnenna@gmail.com

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