The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for campaigning against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Tinubu claimed Obasanjo was part of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that ran Nigeria for 16 years without results.
The former Lagos Governor stated this while speaking in Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State where Senator Godswill Akpabio formally joined the APC. “APC believes in investing in the people. We are giving priority to education, infrastructural development, economic renaissance of today and tomorrow. “Their old papa is writing letters, saying Buhari must not run again, because he does not know that Nigeria is now digital. No more letter-writing. People now use e-mail, WhatsApp and text messages, but Obasanjo is still writing letters that Nigeria is going bad, but it is not true.
“If he is a good father, he ought to have laid a good foundation like Akpabio did in Akwa Ibom State,” Tinubu said. Tinubu also hailed the APC’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his “progressive ideology”. He said: “Oshiomhole is second to none. He is the most brilliant and the most visionary politician I have known. He is a committed individual and we work together.
“Akwa Ibom State experienced infrastructural development when Akpabio was governor, which is due to vision, not religion. This is broom revolution. Broom is to sweep evil. So, there will be no evil around you. APC is the party that will give you progress. “Today, we are sharing our vision. The other party, the Poverty Development Party (PDP), has no vision. For 16 years, we gave them the opportunity to change Nigeria, but they failed. They believe it’s sharing money and looting of the treasury. Buhari came with progressive ideology, for all our money to be accounted for, through TSA, it is a war between the progressives and the conservatives. It is a war of ideology.
“Those people (PDP members) believe in sharing. We believe in the government of the people, for the people and by the plenty. They (PDP members) want to pocket Nigeria’s treasury. We are saying no. The money and development belong to the people. They were the leaders of yesterday. We are the leaders of today, tomorrow, day after and many years to come.”