Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, visited Katsina State on Monday in connection with the forthcoming presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress.
Tinubu who is also a presidential aspirant under the umbrella of the APC met Governor Aminu Masari, the state’s party executives, and delegates to the congress where he solicited their support for him to emerge as the party’s candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
He told them that apart from possessing track records and experience to lead Nigeria, he would serve the country with all his strength, adding that he is not among candidates with fake agendas and promises.
Tinubu added that if he emerges as the party’s presidential candidate and eventually wins the presidential election, he would tackle banditry and other crimes.
Others, he said, will include improving electricity generation and supply, ensure the education of all children irrespective of family background, and seeing to the improvement in infrastructural development of Nigeria.
He also pledged to support agriculture, industrialisation, and move education forward in the country, assuring that incessant strikes by university workers would be over.
The APC leader also declared that anybody can be an aspirant but not everybody can become a leader or the nation’s president.
He said, “Anybody can run. Not everybody can be a leader. There are candidates and there are aspirants. I am a candidate. Whichever way, Nigeria is our nation. God bless this country. “I am here to meet you, my brothers and sisters, to beg and secure your support for the primaries. We have to stage primaries before one becomes the candidate. You are very important to me for that. I come to unite Nigeria and not to divide Nigeria.
“Anybody can run for the presidency but not everybody can be the President. I am extremely different from other candidates who promise fake agenda. If I become the president, I will take care of all the abandoned projects for the economic development of the country.
“I am contesting to change the country for good and I say you will never regret giving me your support.”
On his part, Masari said most of the problems confronting Nigeria are man-made and can be resolved. He lauded Tinubu for growing Lagos state’s economy and reducing the crime rate in the state.
Masari believed that Tinubu should be given the chance by the APC members and supporters going by his wealth of experience in leadership and the way he managed Lagos as a governor.