Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that so far, he has been campaigning more vigorously across the country than his opponents who are saying that he is weak.
He said: “they call me weak but I am canvassing back and forth and, in every corner, and space of the nation. My opponents are not.
“I am outworking them because this election is a great mission for me, much more than my personal ambition.”
Asiwaju Tinubu, who spoke today, January 15, at a meeting he had with governorship and National Assembly candidates of the party ahead of the upcoming general election, asked them to ensure that they do not disappoint members of the party who elected them to fly the party’s flags at the polls.
He said that with the many unproductive years of the former Peoples Democratic Party’s government, Nigerians and members of the APC are expecting a new lease of life from the candidates.
“I am pleased to meet with you today because in you I see our party’s hope and path to success. In you I see the hope of historic national progress as well.
“As so often in life, victory is not a cause for rest or celebration. It is a call to a greater challenge and harder toil. Thus, you all have won the primaries but now must climb the higher mountain called the general elections.
“We formed the APC, not just to be another political party. We formed it as a champion of the people to rescue democracy from the ravages of the PDP who boasted of ruling the nation for 60 years.
“We formed this party to rescue the people and their collective prosperity from the avarice and greed of an elite that will devour the nation’s God-given endowment if we allow such people back into power. As those flying our party’s flag, we carry a heavy burden on our shoulders.
“We have the mandate to deliver the party to victory so that we may protect Nigeria from those who would devour all of its fruits.
“The party has placed its trust in us. Democratic victory in the coming elections is a task we must accomplish.”
The presidential candidate advised the party’s candidates to go to the polls starting from the presidential and national assembly elections on February 25 to the governorship and state assembly elections on March 11 with a united front.
According to him, everyone must collectively work for the party’s victory in all elections to ensure that the party’s project of growth and development for the nation is assured.
He promised to continue to work for every one of them even as he also desires to become Nigeria’s president.
“But winning takes us working as a united force. We have to act like the broom, the symbol of our party. A stick cannot clean any dirt but coming together under the band as one, we can sweep aside all the bad and wrong things that impede our nation’s growth and development.
“As individuals we must strive to win our respective elections. But that is not enough. We have to work together to deliver everyone contesting in our party. The presidential election, for example, is not solely about Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It is your project as well. Your election is equally my project.
“We need each other. Whatever position you are contesting, you need me as much as I need you. If I work for you, I am helping myself; if you mobilize for me, you are working for yourself at the same time. Our individual and collective fates are one.
“Let us win and rise together. This is as it should be.