The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party does not ascend to the presidential seat come the 2023 election after having reigned for 16 years with nothing but evil to show for it.
Tinubu said this during the APC presidential rally that took place in Lagos on Saturday.
The rally saw dignitaries grace the event with a mammoth crowd turning out in support of the former Lagos State governor’s presidential bid and that of the incumbent’s state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu second term bid.
Dignitaries present include: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Governors of Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu, Kaduna, Nasir El-rufai and Ogun, Dapo Abiodun
Governors Governors of Kogi, Yahya Bello, Ekiti, Biodun Oyebanji, Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje and Jigawa, Abubakar Badaru
Others include Director General of Presudebtial Campaign Committee, PCC and Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, APC National Chairman, Abdullah Adamu, ex-Governors of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola, Ogun, Olusegun Osoba, Kayode Fayemi.
Lagos West Senatorial candidate, Idiat Adebule, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa and his deputy, Wasiu Eshilokun, who is also Lagos Central Senatorial candidate, and Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh were also in attendance.
Nollywood stars were also not missing from action with Yinka Quadri, Saheed Balogun and Taiwo Hassan, popularly called Ogogo, Bimbo Daramola.
In his remarks, Tinubu charged electorate to use their Permanent Voter Card, PVC, to permanently, retire Atiku in the February 2023 presidential poll while voting massively for APC for progressive, socio-economic revolution and all inclusive governance in Nigeria.
According to Tinubu, Atiku has outlived his relevance and should go home and rest.
He said, “I know one man, Atiku, he has been contesting since 1999, he has outlived his relevance in the chase for presidency. He ran under PDP, under Action Congress, AC, we gave him the platform but they repaid us with evil. Tell him to go and sit at home.
“Use your Permanent Voter Card, PVC to retire him this time around in 2023. I’m back.”
He noted how the PDP has been wasteful and irresponsible of its time in government, urging Nigerians to not give them a chance at presidency again .
“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.
“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,” he added
Tinubu appreciated the crowd for the massive support they have showed him while also appreciating members of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Tinubu said, “I’m indeed very grateful to God Almighty, to all of you people, to the members of Buhari’s cabinet. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Tinubu noted that PDP ruled for 16 years without any meaningful impacts, adding, “all the APC Governors have decided to support me. We shall move together to the Villa.