Tinubu Blasts Obasanjo for Endorsing Obi, Solicits Support From Edo Residents
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has blasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo for endorsing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Tinubu stated this, Thursday, during the party’s presidential campaign rally at the University of Benin Sports Complex in Benin City. He noted that the former President does not know the way, and cannot show others the way.
Thinking back to Obasanjo’s actions during his administration as the Lagos State Governor, Tinubu said, “Obasanjo seized our salaries, local government monies. Do you call that person a good or a wicked man?
“So, if he says he endorsed somebody, is it not poison that he is giving to you?
“One who doesn’t know the way cannot show the way. He is endorsing Obi but he doesn’t know the road.”
Tinubu urged Nigerians to support him by promising to provide prosperity, jobs, and security to the country if elected.
Given his prior experience serving as the governor of Lagos, he claimed to be familiar with the route.
He said, “I know how to perform. I did it in Lagos and I will do it in Nigeria. I will bring an economic hub to Edo State, give skills to the boys, start credit lending, empower small-scale industries so that they can be able to be on their own and get rid of estimated billing.
“We will turn this state into an energy state. We will turn the so-called yahoo boys into experts in the manufacturing and creation of chips. We will bring long-term reforms.
“We can break the shackles of poverty, ignorance and homelessness. We will do it together. We have the knowledge and the brain. Trust me, I am an expert in finding the way where there is no way. I found a way to tame the Atlantic Ocean and turned it into a money-making machine. I found a way to stop the killing drainages to channelisation and prosperity. I have done many things. I have the power of thinking and doing.
“If you want prosperity, elect me. If you want skills to become rich, elect me. If you want security, elect me. If you say I should retire, you will retire knowledge, diamond and gold.”
In his speech, Adams Oshiomhole, a former national chairman of the APC, urged Edo citizens to vote for the former governor of Lagos State because of his solid record and contribution to the battle against a one-party system.