Buhari, Adamu, Tinubu kick-off APC presidential campaign in Jos

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday flagged off the presidential campaign of the party in Jos, Plateau State capital.

At the rally held at Jos Township Stadium, President Muhammadu Buhari assisted by APC national chairman Abdullahi Adamu handed over the party’s flag to Bola Tinubu.

The flag-off had in attendance vice-presidential candidate Kashim Shettima, Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila.

APC governors and wives of politicians were also in attendance.

In his speech that was later interpreted in Hausa language by his running mate Shettima, Tinubu praised Nigerians for believing in the APC to lead the country to progress after years of backwardness under the PDP administration.

He said the campaign was starting in Plateau, a place that properly shows Nigeria’s vast potentials.

“One can see greater prosperity and jobs in an economy humming with activity. From the farmer in the rural area to the city boy in a bustling urban centre, each will have productive work to do and a decent home to return to.

“One can see a Nigeria where all who want to will be able to build a decent life from the fruits of their individual and collective endeavour.

“From this fine vantage point, we see how far we have come. We also see how far we must go and the road that will take us there,” Tinubu said.

The APC flagbearer took time to praise President Buhari for his presence at the flag-off and the great foundation he has laid for the nation, which his incoming administration plans to build on.

On his plans for the country if elected president, Tinubu said unlike other parties who are either dwelling on a fruitless past or a tomorrow of fantasies, his administration hopes to chart the course of progress already started by the Buhari administration.