The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu on Saturday assured Nigerians that the ruling party will do better than it is doing if he gets elected as the president.
The former Lagos State governor urged Nigerians not to give up on the party as better days are ahead.
Tinubu made these remarks at the funeral service of his late mother of the Ondo state governor , Rotimi Akeredolu, Lady Evangelist, Grace Akeredolu held at the Cathedral Church of St Andrew’s, Imola, Owo.
President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Other dignitaries present at the service include, Governors of Ogun, Prince Dapo Abiodun;Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and Oyo, Engr Seyi Makinde, represented by his wife, Olufunke.
Also in attendance include, former Governors of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi and wife, Erelu Bisi; Ogun, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Ondo, Dr Olusegun Mimiko; Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Minister of Science and Technology and Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora
“Thank God we are alive, there might be weaknesses and inadequacies in expectation.
“No one wants failure. You cannot give up on us. We will do better.”
“We will contribute to the improvement you might want.”
Revd Fagbemi, in his sermon, urged politicians to begin their campaigns tours in hospitals.
The cleric told candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that God has placed him where he is going to make a difference.
President Buhari, speaking through the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said the life of the mother of the Ondo Governor deserved celebration.
He said, “Today is a day of great joy. We have reached where we must celebrate one the greatest legacy.
” It is a time to celebrate Mama because of the great deeds. The life of Grace Akeredolu is a life worthy of celebration. She lost her husband at the age of 50 and lived up to 90.
” She brought up her children. She made a great effort at raising four boys
“She did very well indeed. We must thank God because not only did she bring up her children well but all of them are successful.
“What we must celebrate most is her service to God and mankind. We celebrate the life of a great woman, a woman who served God well and her community.