Senator Olamilekan Adeola, Lagos West, on Thursday urged Nigerians to give the All Progressives Congress, APC, the needed support to fix the present challenges confronting the country.
Mr Adeola gave the advice in Lagos while speaking at a meeting with traditional rulers in his senatorial district.
He said some of the problems facing the country were inherited by the current APC administration owing to what he called 16years of inept leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Mr Adeola said that the PDP nearly ruined Nigeria with incompetent leadership, but the APC was making sincere efforts to reposition the country.
“People talk about the problems in the country but we have to understand that the present challenges of the country were not caused by the APC but inherited from the PDP.
“For 16 years, the PDP delivered nothing but bad governance; in fact, they almost destroyed the country. So, the mess created in 16 years cannot be fixed in three years.
“The truth is that the Buhari-led administration has made steady progress in the last three years. And Nigerians can bank on the government to address all the issues to make life better for all,” he said.
Mr Adeola said the promise of the PDP, particularly its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to make things better for Nigerians was an empty one.
He said before Mr Atiku’s promise to turn around the country could be taken seriously, Nigerians should ask him to list his achievements as Vice-president under PDP.
Mr Adeola urged Nigerians to be wary of Atiku, saying his plan to sell some national assets if elected should scare all patriots.
The senator implored traditional rulers to always criticise the present government constructively and give their support for the continued progress of the country.
He said that he believed traditional rulers should be given constitutional roles in nation-building, promising to champion the cause in the 9th Senate, if elected.
Adeola thanked the traditional rulers and the people in the district for their consistent support for him, assuring them that he would always deliver democratic dividends in the area.
The senator said as a representative of the area, he had put in place impacting programmes and interventions.
He said thousands of constituents had benefitted from his empowerment programmes in the area and his various interventions in infrastructure development.
Adeola said he had facilitated jobs for many youths in the area and had supported many in business.
The senator said he was passionate about the progress of Lagos West and urged the constituents to support him in 2019 to do more.
The News Agency of Agency reports that traditional rulers who were at the meeting include Oba Shakirudeen Kuti (Elewu of Ewuland); Oba Kamilu Isiba (Olu of Agege Kingdom); Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka (Osolo of Osolo Kingdom) and Oba Suleiman Suberu (Alajasa of Ajasaland).
Oba Nureni Akinremi (Onijegun of Ijegun); Aholu Samuel Olowolabani of Ajaraland and Oba Lasisi Gbadamosi (Onigando of Igando) were also present.
NAN reports all the traditional rulers endorsed the senator for re-election at the end of the meeting.