The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chairman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Council, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on Nigerians not to vote for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as he would throw the country into darkness.
Tinubu stated this in his acceptance speech after President Muhammadu Buhari handed over his campaign to him. He said Atiku has an unquenchable thirst and a hand that cannot be restrained from taking whatever is on the table.
“With Atiku, things are more nuanced. When Atiku speaks, he may mean ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ ‘maybe,’ ‘I don’t know,’ ‘come back tomorrow,’ ‘all of the above,’ or ‘none of the above.’
“His is a thirst that can’t be quenched and he has a hand that cannot be restrained from taking whatever is on the table. As the PDP candidate, he is now the leader of an avaricious horde that seeks to reattach its mandible once again to the public wealth and forever lay siege to our nation’s future. Nigerians would do well not to pay them any attention.
“One seeking to better the lot of generality of Nigerians and one which has no regard for the public but seeks to return the country to the days of official malpractices and corruption. The character of the two candidates cannot be more distinct. President Buhari is a straight and honest man. Leave a naira on the table with Buhari in the room, you will find the naira on the table when you return.
“When Buhari says ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ you know where he stands; he means what he says; no more, no less. His compass has four needles pointing in different directions at the same time. He knows of no direction to take. President Buhari’s word is his bond. When Atiku speaks, it is to give you the slip.
“We cannot afford a President whose ways and mind is a maze of contradicting urges and colliding desires. This shows he has no vision for the nation and no guiding principles except the naked pursuit of power for the naked use of that power.
“Atiku had his chance to shine as VP when he controlled the privatisation programme of the Obasanjo government. He abused this assignment. He helped squander billions of dollars on power generation that did nothing but extended our national darkness.”