Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’s presidential candidate, has guaranteed Nigerians that if he wins the February 25 election, he will keep his word and carry out his campaign pledges.
This was said by the APC candidate on Sunday in Lagos during a rally for community support that was hosted by the Arewa Community.
Northern Nigerians gathered to the event, which was held at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium in Onikan, to show their support for the former governor of Lagos State.
“My respect for this country will continue to increase, and I will honour all my pledges that we all will live in harmony. We belong in each other’s hearts,” Tinubu said.
He also assured all that his government would be for all Nigerians, regardless of their tribes and faith.
“From the moment I enlisted in politics, I have always been nationalistic and detribalised in my approach. I do not operate based on ethnicity, region or religion. I have friends and associates in all corners of this country.
“As governor of Lagos State, I constituted a cabinet, comprising competent people from all parts of Nigeria. We had the Yoruba, as we had the Igbo and Arewa. What was important to me was not your ethnicity or creed, it was your competence and the value you would bring to governance and people. To replicate this feat for the country is why I have offered myself for the presidency,” he said.
On his plans for the country particularly the North, Tinubu promised to tackle the security challenges being experienced across the country, stating that the economy cannot thrive in an insecure environment.
“If elected president, my highest priorities shall be the protection of our land and the prosperity of its people. I shall tackle this nation’s problems with a commitment to solving them.
“I promised to revive road and rail infrastructure for the ease of movement of people and cargo, among other interventions.
Tinubu was referred to as “a symbol of oneness, a product of unity in diversity” by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. He is the best candidate for the presidency and the correct one for Arewa to support.
Alhaji Saadu Yusuf Gulma Dandare, the chairman of the Arewa Community APC, praised Tinubu for his leadership while serving as governor of the state of Lagos and promised that Nigeria will be a better place under his administration.