Lagos – Chief Henry Ajomale, former chairman of the Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s National Leader is the best man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Even though Tinubu, a former governor Lagos, has not declared his intention to contest, many of his loyalists have started mobilising for him while many groups have also been formed in anticipation of his declaration.
Speaking in an interview with INDEPENDENT, Ajomale said if elected President, Tinubu will turn Nigeria around for the better exactly the way he did during his eight years reign as Lagos state governor.
“I am in support of the fact that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the best man to succeed President Buhari in 2023. I will support that without any hesitation because Asiwaju Tinubu has traversed the whole country.
“He knows where the problems of each constituent are and the solution to it. These problems are diverse because the problem they have in Ondo is not the same as the one in Kano state.
“Tinubu was a governor and we know the role he played in the development of Lagos which makes it envy to other states. If a man can develop IGR from N600m to billions of naira.
“Even when the monthly federal allocation to Lagos state was stopped by Obasanjo, he was still running the governance of Lagos seamlessly.
“I believe if given the opportunity, he will turn Nigeria around for better. If people like Babachir Lawal from Adamawa and Tanko Yakassai can be rooting for Asiwaju, it goes to show you that the man is a pan-Nigerian.
“I am not saying he is a saint or he is perfect. There is nobody who is perfect except God. You may not like his face but you should like the idea and experience he has to make Nigeria better.
“He is a financial expert and so there is nothing the Minister of Finance can tell him that he doesn’t know.
“He knows where the money Nigeria needs is hiding and he can bring it out. That is the type of person Nigeria needs now.”
Ajomale also appealed to Nigerians not to make the mistake of electing former Vice- President Atiku Abubakar, who was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections.
According to him, while Tinubu wants to turn Nigeria around to becoming one of the best nations in the world, Atiku’s motive is only to acquire power without a clear-cut agenda on what to do with it.
“We should not make the political mistake of putting somebody who has been contesting for the presidency for more than 20 years and he knows he cannot do it. He just wants to acquire power and after getting it, he has no idea about what to do”.
“Let’s settle for somebody who has the interest of the people at heart, who can turn things around and make Nigeria become one of the best nations in the world. That person is no other than Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”