2023: What Tinubu Told South West Muslim Leaders In Ibadan
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has promised to be fair and just if he is elected President in 2023.
Tinubu said this on Sunday at a town hall meeting with South West Muslim leaders in Ibadan, the Oyo capital…….Continue Reading
The former Governor of Lagos State asserted that he would like the election to be one based on facts and truth, saying that the campaigns have been a hybrid of facts and falsehood.
He also urged religious leaders to educate their followers on the importance of exercising their right to vote, asking the electorates to vote for the candidate based on his record of performance.
He said: “This election season has been a hybrid of facts and falsehood, truth and lies. I would like the election to be one based on facts and truth.
“What is a candidate’s record of performance and what are his policies? I ask you to urge your followers to come out and vote and to do so wisely.
“Vote for a candidate that has a vision for a peaceful, prosperous Nigeria, where tolerance and compassion undergird our constitutional and legal rights. My pledge to fairness and justice is consistent with the tenets of the Islamic faith.
“A leader in a plural society like ours is enjoined to be a leader of all. If elected, I shall govern in an honest and democratic manner in harmony with our nation’s constitution.”
The former Lagos governor also said if elected, his administration will diversify the country’s economy toward achieving growth and guarantee food security through enhanced productivity and improved farming income.
He said: “Regarding the economy, we seek to repair the very structure of the economy. We can no longer flourish as an economy based on natural resource extraction.
“We must become a dynamic, diversified economy where those who want to work can find a good job, but let us also be a society sufficiently compassionate to help those who cannot help themselves.
“We must revive manufacturing and industrial growth so as to create jobs as well as produce the goods and services that improve the daily lives of the average person.
“We seek a minimum of six percent growth annually through reform of our industrial policy, infrastructural enhancement, power sector innovation, and significant budgetary reform.
“In the end, may no Nigerian parent send a child to bed hungry, despairing about what tomorrow might bring. Instead, let all of our children, regarding of their faith or creed, be able to lay their heads down believing in a better tomorrow of hope renewed.”