Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Nigerians must choose reason over sentiment during the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu said this on Wednesday in his message to Nigerians as the campaigns for the 2023 general election begins.
The former Lagos governor said he is ready to lead the country to greater glory through innovative ideas, and he urged Nigerians to be wise and discerning in their choice of a president.
“I invite all Nigerians to join me and HE Senator Kassim Shettima on this exciting and important journey as we set our shared vision of renewed hope for the people of our dear country, Nigeria,” the statement reads.
“We will, in weeks and months ahead, be taking our dream of a functional, safe, secure and prosperous Nigeria to every part of Nigeria and as we continue to put forward our plan to lead this country towards its best future.
“Our nation stands at a threshold of history. We, like almost every other nation in the world, face significant challenges. Some have been our own making, others, the consequences of factors well beyond the control of any Nigerian. One thing, however, remains certain, we cannot afford to get this one wrong.
“We must show that we have learned from mistakes of the past. We must be prepared to make difficult decisions. We must be wise, we must be discerning; we must choose progress. We must favour reason over sentiment.
“I am prepared and ready, with my running mate, to provide the leadership that will inspire our country to greater glory with new thinking, innovative ideas and vision. I call on all Nigerians to please join us.”