All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that they wanted President Muhammadu Buhari to continue in office but the president said no to their intending request.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu stated this on Saturday at the APC presidential campaign rally in Lafia square, where President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed his candidature as the political party Presidential candidate, his running mate, Kashim Shettima and the second-term bid of Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in a news release issued few hours ago, Bola Ahmed Tinubu said Nigeria is surviving as a nation because of constitutional democracy, adding, they would have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to continue but he said no, insisting he’s going to back to Daura, his hometown.
The news release reads thus:
The APC presidential candidate thanked the President for being the ‘‘poster boy’’ of his campaign, fighting and working hard for the survival of Nigeria.
‘‘Nigeria is surviving as a nation. Because of constitutional democracy we would have asked you to continue, but you said no, you are going back to Daura, your hometown’’ he said.
Tinubu also used the occasion to chide those insinuating that he is having a frosty relationship with the President, saying:
‘‘Those who think there are cracks in our friendship and relationship would continue to be disappointed and have their short times joy limited. Ours is not about the individual but about nation building, honesty, integrity and character,’’ he said.
The APC presidential candidate, who compared President Buhari to great and courageous leaders like Abraham Lincoln, praised him for remaining focused in the midst of distractions.
He promised that under his presidency, Nigeria will recover from all challenges because of the courage and resilience of its citizens.
Tinubu added that his administration would prioritize agriculture, build the nation’s mineral resources and create wealth for Nigerians.
‘‘We will work hard. We promise you that your children and grandchildren will have no regret about this nation and ourselves,’’ he said.