The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed that the only reason he is contesting for presidency is to drive progress in the country.
Tinubu added that those running for presidency with him are devoid of honesty, describing himself as a wrestler.
He said this while speaking at the Town Hall meeting of the South-South region on Tuesday in Calabar, Cross River State.
Tinubu’s major rivals for the presidency include Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
Tinubu said, “My quest to progressively drive Nigeria forward is the only reason I am running; no other person is running with me.
“Those who say they are running have no iota of honesty in them; they can’t keep to their promises; all they are interested in is to insult me and yet, they don’t have facts.
“I am a wrestler, but I don’t wrestle with just anybody; my only concern is to move Nigeria forward.”
Tinubu vowed to conquer poverty in Nigeria, if elected in 2023, noting how he would deploy all the human and material resources God had bestowed on the country to move it out of poverty.
The APC flagbearer stressed that education is the greatest tool to fight poverty, adding that each state of the federation was blessed with abundant natural resources, all of which would be deployed in changing the fortune of the country.
He also assured the people of Cross River of his willingness to unite Nigerians to ensure collective growth and progress in the land.
“Moving Nigeria forward is a task that must be done, and anger, division, breaking apart will not solve it; it can only be achieved by being together.
“Let us conquer hunger rather than allowing hunger to conquer us. So, let’s come together and make great wealth for the nation and our people,” he said.