FILE: APC Chaieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu briefing State House Correspondents after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (30/10/17) 05775/30/10/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday called on Nigeria to reject Former President Olusegun Obasanjo describing him as an expired politician.
Mr Tinubu who spoke at the All Progressive Congress, APC, rally Maiduguri told the teaming APC supporters that, “I can hear the other expired leaders like Obasanjo, ranting and lying; “Don’t believe, don’t trust him, he is expired,” said Tinubu.
Mr Tinubu regretted the frequent attacks on the Buhari-led administration by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, stressing that the APC administration was cleaning up the mess and rot of the past PDP administrations.
“When we came on board in 2015, we made promises to all Nigerians that as the sheep of this country, we are going to turn it to the right direction and we have done that.
“We are sweeping all the cobwebs of the collateral corruption, we are sweeping it away to give Nigerians a new life, new home and a solid foundation; that is what President Buhari is doing and we are 100 per cent with him.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has been upright, firm and has been steady, focused with a great vision for the betterment and progress of this country.
“We can recall the rigging in 2003 under Obasanjo, we also knew what happened in 2007 under President Obasanjo.
“95 percent of you must come out and vote en mass for Buhari because no other president had upheld democratic principles like president Buhari.
“In 1985, we gave it to him but he cannot remembers even one day to recognised MKO’s mandate of June 12. Again, when he came back into power, we ask him for the recognition he failed. Who did it; President Buhari. declared June 12 as Democracy day to honour MKO Abiola,” Mr Tinubu said.
He informed that the attacks of Obasanjo were in bad faith, adding that, “ he could not stop Nigerians from re-electing the president”.
The APC National Chairman, Adams Oshomole scored Buhari’s government very high in security, saying, “under the past administration, the 24 local government was under the control of Boko Haram noting the current administration under Buhari, all the LGAs were liberated.
“No LGA is under the control of the insurgents. You have gain control of the 777 councils.
We still have security challenges but the arrogance, impunity that Nigeria is wallowing in had become a thing of the past,” he declared.
He explained that “Everything that we are in today started in Obasanjo’s regime. Do or die politics was Obasanjo’s legacies. Today, the era of impeaching state governors is over.
“The era of quarrelling with Vice President and fighting in the market place is.
The era of withdrawal of Lagos state monthly allocations was the legacy of Obasanjo,” Mr Oshomole disclosed.