President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will be the next President of Nigeria.
President Buhari made the declaration in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa State, on Saturday at the APC Presidential Campaign rally that had thousands of party supporters and residents, Oyo News was reliably informed.
The president confirmed Asiwaju Tinubu’s earlier statement on their over 20 years friendship, assuring Nigerians and the people of Nasarawa State that the APC presidential candidate would be a good President that will make the country better after him.
President Buhari assured party members and supporters that Asiwaju Tinubu would win the election.
In both English and Hausa, the president said: “I am happy to be part of the campaign today for Asiwaju Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria and Governor Sule for his second and final term.
“We will win through and through. I trust Tinubu’s dedication and service. I have known Bola Tinubu for more than 20 years. I will continue to campaign for him. He is a committed Nigerian and I believe he will give everything to make Nigeria better.
In his own address at the rally, Asiwaju Tinubu saluted the courage of the President who he said continues to offer leadership with boldness and courage despite all the challenges, adding that the country will recover from her challenges.
The APC Presidential Candidate compared President Buhari with former United States President Abraham Lincoln who also led his country in a time of crisis and still recorded huge achievements in infrastructural development like President Buhari has done for Nigeria.
On his friendship and relationship with the President, Asiwaju Tinubu said those who have concluded there is a crack have had their joy cut short because their friendship is strong, enduring and about nation-building.
National Chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, addressed the rally in Hausa. He told supporters the history of friendship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Tinubu and rallied them to vote for APC because of the good job the current administration of APC in Nigeria has accomplished for the country and in Nasarawa State.
The carnival-like campaign rally had many top Federal Government officials in attendance. Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan noted that Nasarawa is a special state that means victory and peace.
“We are here to celebrate excellence. The people should vote Asiwaju Tinubu. President Buhari has always come to Nasarawa to commission projects. APC has delivered excellence to the people of the State,” he added.
The campaign rally attracted many party big wigs, governors and former governors. Among those in attendance were Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, Governors Yahaya Bello, Babagana Zulum, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Sani Bello, Mohammed Abubakar Badaru and David Umahi.
Others were Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, former Governor of Borno, Alimodu Sheriff and former Speaker, Dimeji Bankole.