Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that his assignment for the Presidential Campaign Council of the party has been accepted.
Buhari announced on Monday that the former Governor of Lagos State will spearhead APC’s Presidential Campaign.
What Did President Buhari Say?
President Buhari had announced that the remaining days before the election will be for active campaigning as he charged members of the campaign council to brace up for the challenge ahead.
“Even though we have only 40 days, this campaign is going to tax us all, because we intend to touch all corners of our great and vast country,” he said.
“But I must also add that, though we will all be deeply involved, I would like to assure the nation that I will do my part without making governance or my work suffer.”
What Did Buhari Say About Tinubu?
Buhari said APC Presidential Campaign Council’s Co-Chairman, Tinubu will be on a 24-hour vigil to ensure the party is victorious at the polls.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my co-chairman, will be fully in charge, and is going to be on 24-hour vigil.
“That is to say, the operational buck of this campaign stops at his table, and I therefore urge all of us in the leadership of this campaign, in the field operations on the campaign trail and in the secretariat to consult with Asiwaju whenever guidance is needed.”
Tinubu in his acceptance of the responsibility placed in his stead said; “I think I can speak for all members of the campaign council that we accept the assignments given by the President with devotion and a firm commitment to perform to our utmost the individual and collective tasks given. It is a great honor and responsibility he has given us. We dare not let him down because doing so would also let down the nation.
“This election concerns more than two competing personalities and political parties. It is a contest between two different visions for the country and the futures these visions portend. The APC seeks a better Nigeria by reforming our institutions of governance that these institutions may better implement policies engendering dynamic economy development. We seek not only growth but also a fair and just allocation to all segments of society of the harvest of our national endeavors. Let no Nigerian be forever trapped in poverty and despair. Let all Nigerians be given the genuine opportunity to realize their full potential and contribute to this nation and their own lives as much as their talents and willpower permits of them.
We build a Nigeria where government leads the nation but does not rule over the people.
“On the other hand, the PDP pushes toward a future that takes the nation back to the malpractices of the past. Blind to the possibilities of a better day and afraid of the equality that true reform will bring, the PDP remains vested in the ways of corrupt governance and arrogant disregard for the public. For them, the unjust past is not just the object of their dreams; it is their sole destination.
“Thus, this election is about two different policy visions and two different models of leadership. This election is about substantive issues and about character.
The APC will continue to build a political economy that will well serve Nigeria long after oil revenues are no longer sufficient to sustain the nation and its ever-growing population.
What Did Tinubu Say About Buhari?
Tinubu said Buhari’s straightforward approach to issues makes him a better candidate than Atiku Abubakar.
“When Buhari says “yes” or “no,” you know where he stands. He means what he says, no more, no less. With Atiku things are more nuanced. When Atiku speaks, he may mean “yes,” “no,” “maybe,” I don’t know,” “come back tomorrow,” “all the above,” or “none of the above.” His compass has four needles pointing in different directions as the same time. He knows of no direction to take. President Buhari’s word is his bond,” Tinubu said.