Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar to retire from active politics.
He spoke on Saturday at a mega rally organised by the APC, which held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
Addressing his supporters, he urged them to reject Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, considering the performance of the PDP during its 16 years in power.
PDP was in power between 1999 and 2015, before the APC took over.
“Atiku contested in SDP; he contested in PDP; he contested in ACN when we rescued him from Obasanjo. Now he is contesting again in PDP. He should go home and rest,” Tinubu said.
“Atiku has been running. Use your PVC to vote him and his party out. Use your votes to retire him permanently this time.
“We must never again allow the rapacious and visionless gang of Peoples Destroying People to come near our commonwealth again.
“They were in government for 16 years, they didn’t remember Badagry expressway, they didn’t remember East-West road, they didn’t remember Second Niger Bridge.
“I specially thank President Muhammadu Buhari for the unprecedented federal support and commitment to Lagos state. We have come a long way from presidents whose sole obsession was to capture or conquer Lagos in do-or-die fashion, to a president who loves the state greatly and is keen to see it do very well.
“Lagos has benefited tremendously in terms of infrastructure development, whether it is the Lagos-Ibadan railway line, or the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki expressway, the revamped national theatre, the new international airport terminal, or the support that has made the Lekki Deep Sea Port possible and the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant, as well as the Red Line of the Lagos Metro, which is sharing part of the federal corridor.”
He also appealed to his supporters to support the re-election bid of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat, governor and deputy governor of Lagos, respectively.
Among those present at the rally were Nasir el-Rufai, Simon Lalong, Gboyega Oyetola, and Dapo Abiodun — governors of Kaduna, Plateau, Osun, and Ogun, respectively.
Abdullahi Adamu, APC national chairman; Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing; and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, were also at the rally.