The Governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade has said that All Progressives Congress presidential candidate,Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is what the country needs to tackle challenges facing it at the moment.
Ayade said that the APC standard bearer has the large heart and the experience to turn things around for the good of all Nigerians.
Ayade added that the former governor of Lagos state has the expertise to bring development to the country.
He said, “If you have never headed a government, it is easy to criticise. Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been a head of Lagos State. He has been tested. He has a recruitment process that guarantees confidence.
“He is not somebody driven by ethnicity. He was a Governor that had commissioners outside Lagos State.
“He has a style of having his eyes on ready hands. That means, he delegates and he is sensitive and ready to take charge when there’s a system failure.
“When you look from the distance, it looks easier. I have been a chief executive of a state and I have seen the internal mechanism that delivers failure. Yet, experience remains the best teacher.
“I think that the best way you can test somebody is to run a small system like a governor of a state. So, I think he comes with a lot of experience.
“For instance, he moved Lagos internally generated revenue from N6 billion to N60 billion, setting up a roadmap for the state’s economy that makes the state almost the largest in the whole Africa. So, cumulatively, Tinubu comes with a lot of experience you can’t take away.
“Tinubu has the ability to select competent hands, irrespective of ethnic and religious bias. I remember when I was in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and I had an issue, I went to Tinubu. He gave his support inspite of the fact that I was a PDP Governor. The country needs somebody with such big heart.
“Besides, the balance of politics favours him because indeed, it is the turn of the South. So, I think he is the right person at this time.”