A stalwart of All Progressive Congress ( APC ), Alhaji Saadu Salahu has expressed confidence in the ability of APC presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in securing landslide victory in the 2023 presidential polls, considering his vast experience in Nigeria’s politics and capacity to deliver good governance at addressing the nation’s numerous challenges.
He emphatically declared that Ahmed Tinubu is the man to beat in the forthcoming presidential contest, saying,” the presidential candidate of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is going to win, even landslide as late MKO Abiola did in 1993. ” That is what Nigerians are going to repeat in 2023 general elections for APC all over Nigeria,” Salaudeen added.
The APC stalwart in an interview session with The Herald On Sunday, weekend, described the party’s presidential candidate in the forthcoming presidential election in Nigeria, as a reputable democrat, credible and endearing politician whose track records speaks volume.
Salahu said Tinubu’s political precedence, achievements and contributions to the advancement of Nigeria’s democracy and development of the nation placed him far ahead of other presidential candidates of other political parties in Nigeria.
He said his superlative experience in political movement, meaningful governance, socio – political and economic development shall afford him the opportunity to win the 2023 presidential election with landslide victory to emerge as the next president of Nigeria.
Salahu, a veteran Journalists and Special Adviser to Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Strategy, vehemently declared that Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu is the presidential candidate to beat in the 2023 general elections.
He said Tinubu’s achievements as Lagos State Governor, between 1999 and 2007, made Lagos the city of excellence not only in Nigeria, but in the entire African continent and eventually became the pride of black race all over the world.
The seasoned politician said Tinubu’s vast knowledge of economy and revenue generation drive for sustainable growth and development, gave the ability to kick – started speedy upward movement of Lagos monthly Internally Generated Revenue ( IGR ) from #600 Million to over #45 Billion as at now, thereby fast tracking unprecedented development since 1999.
According to him,” Through this effort,Tinubu succeeded in making Lagos the only state in Nigeria that can survive without relying on Federal Allocation. We can all remember the period when Tinubu as Lagos State Governor, managed the state effectively, even when the Federal Government refused to pay Lagos it’s own share of Federal Allocation.”
Salahu who deliberately called Tinubu the architect of modern Lagos, said his selfless efforts in the enthronement of Nigeria’s latest democracy and progressive governance is most valuable and overwhelming.
” Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential hopeful of our noble party, APC, is being celebrated all over the world as one of the founding fathers of new Nigeria, because he was one of the few Nigerian patriots who ensured that the nation returns to democracy.
” The resilient and focused politician, Tinubu was among the patriots who went on exile as a result of leading a political movement that fought military government and eventually returned democratic rule to Nigeria in 1999. So, he had definitely paid his due by facilitating the enthronement and survival of democracy, as well as good political leadership and governance,” Salahu narrated.
He noted that the APC presidential candidate had not only successfully built formidable bridges of unity and peaceful coexistence across the nation’s geo – political zones, but had sufficiently sow seeds of political mentorship and support which benefitted appreciable number of politicians across states of Nigeria.
He said , therefore the time has come for Ahmed Tinubu to reap the fruit of his sacrifice and selfless service to the socio – political development of the country, adding that his followers and supporters are spread all over Nigeria.
He said his landslide victory at the last APC presidential primary which gave him overwhelming number of votes to have emerged as the presidential flag bearer of the largest party in Africa, is a clear evidence of his popularity and acceptance by the people.
He said Tinubu’s emergence proof bookmakers wrong, the insinuation that the outcome of the APC primary will disintegrate the party became void as a result of Tinubu’s wide acceptability by all the party’s stakeholders, especially the APC serving states governors.
” Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has the support of the overwhelming majority of all the stakeholders across Northwest, Northeast,Northcentral, Southsouth, Southeast and Southwest respectively.” Salahu confirmed.
He urged Nigerian electorates to vote massively for APC presidential candidate and all other flag bearers of the party at all levels, for the meaningful progress of Nigeria.