THE national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said he would unite Nigeria, revamp the economy and end terrorism and general insecurity in Nigeria if elected president.
Addressing the party’s stalwarts and delegates at the presidential primary of the APC in Abuja Tuesday, Tinubu said he was the best among the 23 aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket.
He said his experience leading Lagos State as a governor between 1999 and 2007 was enough for him to lead the nation into prosperity and guarantee the security of lives and property.
He thanked other aspirants and the party leaders for making the party formidable, stressing the party would be a model for democracy, worldwide.
Tinubu, who claimed he had built structures for electoral victories across the country, said Buhari’s successor should be someone like him who could lead the nation into its brightest future.
Tinubu noted that the party’s objective must be to triumph in the next year’s general elections at all levels.
“The candidate you select must deliver victory in the national election and has the personal gravity and national recognition to pull all to victory in the state and local government elections as well. He must instil a sense of victory and confidence.
“Moreover, the candidate must unite Nigerians of all walks of life from all parts of the country.”
He said all the aspirants were good, but he was the best.
“I have the experience. I led the transformation of Lagos State from a dangerous, unwelcoming pace in 1999 to a clean, safe and vibrant place and it is the largest economy in Africa today.
“I am a serious man with a serious purpose, and I will use all that and all my ability to better benefit our people. I am a unifying leader. I have constructed, a formidable political structure, one that has delivered victory after electoral victory. I do not put myself forward because I think is a nomination in Nigeria.
“I stepped forward because I believe I can lead our party towards the brightest future. I have expertise. My record of corporate leadership, my financial expertise, and my experience as an executive governor of Lagos makes me unique among other aspirants.
“They give me the prerequisite skills to accelerate progressive reform that will change the face of our national economy. I can’t talk of a prosperous and brighter future without you hearing my determination to fight terrorism and insecurity to the very end.
I mourn the lives already lost. I will do everything possible to ensure justice.”