President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday vowed to recover the nation’s stolen money from looters and send them to prison.
Buhari, who spoke at the Southwest “Mega Rally” of his All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, said that all those who had stolen Nigeria’s money would not go scot-free.
He pledged to recover the loot from them before sending them to prison.
Buhari called on Lagos residents to vote for him and other APC candidates from ‘the bottom to the top’.
A national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu said the votes from Lagos were sure for Buhari who, according to him, has delivered on his 2015 promises.
Tinubu said that the event was a celebration of democracy and not about the campaign of Buhari because, “Lagos is sure, very sure for the APC.”
He added: “This is a broom revolution. You’ve heard our state chairman who had catalogued when Buhari came here to campaign four years ago, he did not make fluke promises. We saw the action.”
Tinubu also attacked former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, blaming him for the poor electricity situation in the nation.
“Then, Obasanjo came. We taught them that there was no other way to have business evolution and revolution in this country without steady power supply. I introduced independent generating power projects in Badagry. What did he do? He and Atiku opposed it. I went to court. Who was my lawyer in court? Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. I won in court and we started generating 300MW, the first state to do it.
“Imagine, that was in 1999. If Nigeria was dedicated to electricity generation, you would not see Dunlop and Michelin move out of the country. Look at our roads, look at the vehicular density in Lagos alone,’ Tinubu lamented.
The former governor also attacked Atiku Abubakar’s running mate, Dr. Peter Obi, saying he was only vast in creating a ‘container economy’, rather than real jobs.
“And they call one man Obi, in one party, saying he will create jobs. He has not been able to tell us how we can make brake parts for those vehicles, how we can make wheel spanners on our own for those vehicles.
“And he said maybe he can go and expand the port in Benin Republic so we can clear our cargoes faster. I call that ‘container economy, Obi-China,” he said.
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said Lagos had been sold and delivered to the APC already, saying that the achievements his administration recorded would not have been possible without the support of president Buhari.
According to him, this election isnot about religion, but about infrastructure development, as had been replicated in Lagos with the support of Buhari.
“In the first two years, we were in economic recession caused by the PDP, but we have stabilised, PDP said they will make Nigeria work again, yet they destroyed Nigeria. We should vote for APC for continuity and for more jobs,” he said.
National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole said Buhari was the only Nigerian President that the British Prime Minister could not call a thief and a president that US president, Donald Trump could admit was fighting corruption. He added that the Archbishop of Canterbury also acknowledged PMB’s anti-corruption drive.
He attacked PDP presidential candidate, Atiku, for saying that when he becomes president, he will enrich his friends at the expense of the poor, saying that the former vice-president was only speaking the truth about what he was going to do and what he had always done.
Oshiomhole also berated Atiku for saying that he will grant amnesty to rich people who had stolen the nation’s money, adding that Buhari is a president of the masses.
Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in his speech, appealed to the the electorate to vote for all APC candidates in the Feb.16 and March 2, general elections.
He urged the people to get their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, ready and vote en-masse for the APC, stressing that re-electing the party will bring more prosperity and development, among other dividends of democracy.
“After voting, please wait behind for it to be counted in your presence. We cannot allow our votes to be rubbished,” he said.
Some of the dignitaries at the event include the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande, APC Lagos Governorship Candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; as well as Governors Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi; Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo; and. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti.
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