Ahead of next month’s Presidential elections, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has maintained that the Southwest must produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
Tinubu stressed that the Southwest had supported the North to produce a president, therefore it was only just the region that would succeed Buhari in February.
He made this known during his presidential campaign rally in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Tinubu said the fuel and currency scarcity would not stop Nigerians from voting him as president come February 25.
‘We collaborated with the North to elect a president of the Northern extraction; this time, we (Southwest) will succeed them.’
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‘Nobody smashes the seed from a palm nut by being gentlemanly. We are not bastards. We were the ones that put them there and we will be the ones to succeed them.
‘If you say you want to frustrate us, we have come a long way and no matter what you do, we will remain steadfast. We are grateful for the way you trooped out for us‘, he said.
Tinubu had distanced himself from reports that he attacked President Muhammadu Buhari during his campaign rally in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
The former Governor of Lagos State made this known in a statement signed by Bayo Onanuga,
Director, Media and Publicity, Tinubu-Shettima APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Asiwaju insisted that he could not have made any disparaging statement against Buhari.
He insisted that his reference to exchange rate was not in any way an attack on the Buhari-led APC administration but attempt to capture how the economic mismanagement of the PDP created forex crisis in the country since 2015.
Africa Today News, New York reports that a cold war seems to be brewing in the APC ahead of the upcoming Presidential elections.