Presidential aspirant and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu on Wednesday said he is the candidate Nigeria needs to become a country that citizens would be proud of.
Tinubu stated this at an event tagged retrospecting democratic journey in Nigeria for speakers, deputy speakers, ex-speakers and ex-deputy speakers of the House of Assembly.
According to him, he has done it in the past in Lagos and can replicate it with Nigeria.
“As I need Nigeria, Nigeria needs me,” he said. “I have been a good example of grit, daring, and resourceful and I have never lost a single election. In the face of tyranny, I have survived the struggle for democracy; the twist and turns of it, including leaving in exile.
“I have contributed immensely more than any other person running today. I equally have it better when it comes to legislative experience, I am married to a senator, and I have allowed her to practice her religion.”
Tinubu said that his joy will not be full if Nigeria’s passport is not one he would be proud of.
Chairman of the Conference of Speakers in Nigeria Legislatures, and Bauchi State Speaker, Abubakar Suleiman, described Tinubu as a great leader with character and sacrifice, who places premium on the welfare of party members.
“We are well abreast of your aspiration of wanting to be president of Nigeria and as legislators we would be willing to work with you if given the opportunity to be part of this struggle. The nation is in the most trying time, insecurity and harsh economic conditions and with you they are surmountable,” he said.