Opposition hoarding fuel to sabotage 2023 presidential election — Tinubu

…Vows to reduce fuel price

…Says no to strike in tertiary institutions

By Bankole Taiwo

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming February 25 presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lamented that the current fuel crisis is no less an act of sabotage targeted to scuttle his desire to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari. He also vowed to end incessant strikes in tertiary institutions by addressing the needs of workers.

Tinubu who was speaking during the Ogun State APC presidential rally held on Wednesday at MKO International Stadium, Abeokuta, disclosed that those who are stoutly against his presidential aspiration are the enemies throwing up the fuel crisis so as to discourage the people from coming out enmasse to vote for him promising to deal decisively with the malady when he gets to power.

The APC presidential candidate arrived the stadium at about 2:10pm in an open roof double decker bus which also had other party leaders and dignitaries like Gov Dapo Abiodun, Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Gov Abiodun Oyebamiji of Ekiti State, Gov Abdulrazak Abdulrahaman of Kwara State, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, former governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, former Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State among others.

The former Lagos State Governor who spoke in Yoruba said, “What we are here to do is to request that you should go and get your Permanent Voter Card ( PVC) because that is what we shall use to get the power. Don’t be discouraged with the fuel situation, they are hoarding it but we still find our way down here likewise all of you, be rest assured I will solve the fuel crisis issue when we get there.

“They are using the fuel crisis to discourage us, let them keep their fuel, they have also applied some kind of ink to the money,  we are not worried, we shall shock them all, they will all be disappointed you, PDP will fail again. We shall take this government from them. It doesn’t matter what they do.”

“This election is a revolution, They think they can bamboozle us or confuse us with the fuel scarcity, they say fuel will sell for N200, don’t worry, we shall bring the fuel price down. They didn’t want this election to hold but they have failed. They thought they could cause problem, they sabotaged the fuel supply but we are not deterred, we shall go there to win for the common good of all Nigerians.”

Tinubu urged Ogun State residents to go all out and vote massively for him, Gov Dapo Abiodun who is seeking second term, as well as all other APC candidates saying that the ruling party remains committed to working for the greatness of the country.

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu also disclosed that if elected into office in February, his administration would put an end to the issue of strikes in the university system of the country.

He  noted that his administration would also introduce a student loan programme that would ensure that no Nigerian student is unable to complete his or education because of school fees.

“There will be a student loan, nobody will drop out of university because of school fees, I guarantee you that.

“Nobody will have to repeat one class for eight years and not graduate, we are too smart, we are brilliant, we are courageous, we will make a four-year course a four-year course,” he said.

While also adding that the forthcoming general election is a revolution that would reshape the country, he noted that his administration would do all it can to ensure that the price of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol is bearable for all Nigerians.

“We are going to use our PVC to claim our mandate, even if they say that there is no fuel, we will walk to vote, let your mind be at rest, we will vote and I will win.”

Tinubu who also called on the people of the state to go all out and claim their permanent voter’s cards still left at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, said that they would be able to ensure his victory if they make it their duty to claim their permanent voter’s card.

Earlier in his remarks, the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, while assuring the presidential candidate of the party that the votes from the state would be a100 per cent, added that Tinubu is the best deal for the country at this period.

Abiodun who also called on the people of the state to go all out and claim their permanent voter’s cards, noted that the candidates of the All Progressives Congress are the best of other candidates available in the country.

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