On Saturday, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential nominee, and President Muhammadu Buhari stormed Lafia, Nasarawa State to campaign.
Buhari stated during the campaign that Tinubu loves Nigeria and that people should vote for him to become the country’s next leader.
The President made the announcement on Saturday in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, during the launch of the APC’s presidential campaign.
Buhari continued by mentioning Tinubu as a progressive and patriotic Nigerian who had made significant contributions to the nation’s democracy over the previous 20 years.
He added that Tinubu would replicate and improve upon his past performance if elected president because those qualities had been tested and trusted in the position he previously held.
Additionally, Buhari declared that he would continue to advocate for the APC and urged Nigerians, including his supporters, to support Tinubu as his successor in the election scheduled for February 25.
The President also called on the people of Nasarawa State to re-elect Gov. Abdullahi Sule for a second term in office to consolidate on his achievements in security, employment, agricultural development and health, among others.
Also, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of APC, welcomed the President, Presidential candidate and his running mate as well as other APC leaders to Nasarawa State.
Adamu said that Nasarawa State people appreciate the President for dualising the Keffi/Lafia road, building the Federal Secretariat, Central Bank and appointment of prominent sons and daughters of the state as heads and members of Federal Government agencies among many others.
The APC National Chairman added that Nasarawa State and Nigerians would give Tinubu, Gov Sule and other APC candidates votes more than the previous elections.
On her part, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, thanked Buhari for giving women the opportunity to serve in prominent positions in his government.
The minister added that market women, farmers, youths and indeed the vulnerable had benefited immensely under the social investment programme of the government domicile in her office.
“No government in the recent history of Nigeria has invested in the women, youths and vulnerable like President Muhammadu Buhari,” she added.
Also, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and Chairman of Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), who spoke on behalf of governors, said APC would emerge victorious in the forthcoming presidential election and win more states.
The Chairman of the PGF used the opportunity and assured Nigerians that the hardship being faced due to due to fuel scarcity and redesign of the naira would soon end.
He said they have discussed extensively with the president and in the next few days opposition parties and those wanting to take political advantage on the situation would be put to shame.
On his part, Tinubu, Presidential candidate of the party, reinstated his commitment to transform the country and reposition it for economic development if elected as president.
Tinubu said that opposition parties and enemies of the country who want to see that there is crack in APC would wait in vain as the party remains united and stronger.
“APC is one and we will move together as one to victory in the forthcoming general elections by the grace of God,” he added.