President Buhari has said that the Presidential candidate of his All Progrssives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be the next president of the country God willing.
He said, at the presidential campaign rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital today, February 14 that he accompanied Tinubu to the state to sell him to the people and expressed gratitude for the massive turnout at the rally.
The president had earlier paid a courtesy call on traditional rulers in the state at their council chamber where he had also canvassed support for Asíwájú’s election.
The Chairman of the Traditional Council in the state who received Buhari, Eze Udo, Dr. Eze Okeke, conferred on the president the Chieftaincy title of Nwanne Dinamba, meaning a brother in The Diaspora.
Speaking at the rally, Asiwaju Tinubu said that he would work assiduously to advance the legacies of President Buhari, saying: “you know the president with honesty, integrity and dependability. We will continue with his incorruptible and being straightforward attributes.”
The APC Presidential candidate promised to prudently manage the nation’s resources and increase the revenue – generation capacity as he did when he was Lagos governor.
To the people of Imo, Asíwájú Tinubu said he would further invest in education as President Buhari who upgraded two institutions in the state to universities did, and help to make the state a tourist destination.
“We will strengthen and promote peace and unity in the state and confront violence and man inhumanity to fellow man as that’s the only way growth and development can be achieved.”
The host-governor, Senator Uzodinnma, while welcoming the dignitaries to the state, restated that Imo is part of the Nigerian entity and “in brotherhood the people of the state shall stand with other Nigerians.”
He thanked Buhari for his support for the state, adding that his presence at the rally was a great testament to his determination to get the party to win the next election and to grow further.
The rally was attended by the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, three state governors: Hope Uzodinnma (Imo), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and Babajide Sanwo-olu (Lagos) as well as Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege among others,
Others are the APC Deputy Chairman (South), Barrister Emma Enekwu, former Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase and APC National Woman Leader Betta Edu.