The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu says his campaign won’t stoop to hurling insults at rival parties.
The former governor of Lagos State said that they are smarter and brilliant than to engage in such disparaging activity.
He said this on Saturday at the unveiling of the Tinubu/Shettima door-to-door campaign group in Abuja.
“We are not just the ones to hurl abuses and insults at our rivals’ party. We don’t need it. We are smarter; we are brilliant; we are courageous; we are not like them,” he said.
Tinubu bemoaned the 16 years administration of the PDP, and the the rot it caused in the country.
He urged party members not to be bothered by them and that the focus should be channeled to what the party has in store for the people.
“They spent 16 years and forgot that there is a railway infrastructure that can do haulage, human carriage, animal husbandry and food carriage across the length and breadth of the country.
“They (PDP) got there and turned it to an incubator. I wonder why they still exist as a party. These are people still fighting for leadership of their party, looking for the direction of the compass. We are not equal at all; we are smarter. We know the road; let them follow.
“We don’t need to worry about PDP — poverty development party. Today, let’s lower the temperature. It’s not the time to campaign yet. They will hear a lot from us.
“We are the party of progressive ideas. We want good education for our children, good development for Nigeria, prosperity for this country, agricultural and agro-allied projects to be embarked upon.”
The PDP which is currently embroiled in a leadership crisis ruled Nigeria for 16 years after which President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC assumed office.
On what his party has in store for Nigeria, Tinubu affirmed that his party has the abilities to spot the problems facing the country and implement expedient solutions.
He said that his administration will guarantee jobs and the prosperity of the future.
“We have the confidence that we have what it takes. We have the courage, determination, perseverance and foresight to identify the problems of Nigeria and tackle them headlong and make a solution out of them for the prosperity of your children. We will guarantee tomorrow, jobs for your grandchildren, and the progress of tomorrow,” he said.
“All we are doing is strategising, calculating and organising ourselves to confront the challenge before us.”
On his part, Kashim Shettima, APC vice-presidential candidate, assured that Tinubu’s presidency will transform Nigeria into an industrialised nation.
“We are on the threshold of making history. The global economy is tilting towards recession because the world has moved from the agricultural age to the industrial age,” he said.
“We have moved from the industrial age to the knowledge-driven age. People are now talking of big data of artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and open biotechnology.
“Who among the presidential candidates we have here in this country has the skill set, the intellect, the capacity to move this nation greater than asiwaju Bola Tinubu?”