Why Buhari deserves second term – Tinubu

Ibrahim Sha'ban
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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
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 ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has stated reasons why Nigerians should give President Muhammadu Buhari another chance in 2019.

Mr Tinubu pointed out that Mr Buhari should be re-elected because he has kept his key campaign promises to Nigerians.

Delivering his address at the official conferment ceremony of the award of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, GCFR, on the late MKO Abiola on Tuesday, the APC chieftain said the president should be given another chance to do more.

“Farewell to poverty, it’s not a question of a second term – you deserve it. We’re going to work for it, no annulment of it, we are going to win with you,” Mr Tinubu said while describing the president’s bid for re-election as a struggle to expel poverty not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.

“It’s the struggle of Africa to banish poverty. You are investing in education; which is the greatest weapon against poverty, you’re feeding our children, we are no longer paying for darkness and we are able to feed ourselves, not importing toothpicks anymore, thank you Mr President,” he added.

On the honour given to Abiola, the former Lagos State Governor said regardless of what people say, the President should remain rest assured that he made a good move and always has his support.

“You made a promise that you will be committed to transparency, rule of law and bring about compliance with the constitutional democracy, you’ve done it now.

“Yes, the authors, writers, columnists will come up with all sorts of analysis about why you did it, yes you did it. The creed of the campaign of the man, whom you honoured principally, was hope. Thank you for bringing hope back to Nigerians,” Mr Tinubu said.