The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said none of his opponents in the 2023 presidential elections can match his track record.
The former governor of Lagos State and national chairman of the APC added that he established a “legacy of technocratic governance that was instituted by attracting expertise from the private sector” while serving as governor. Through increased police spending, crime and insecurity were reduced.
I have a track record my competitors cannot match for this crucial role, Tinubu said in an editorial piece for The Economist. Between 1999 and 2007, while I served as governor of Lagos, the state transformed from a challenging and frequently hazardous location to a success story in development.
“We quadrupled state tax revenues, putting those funds directly to work through investing in public services and infrastructure. A legacy of technocratic governance was instituted by enlisting talent from the private sector.
“Insecurity and crime were tackled through better funding the police force. Investment and the business sector thrived. Today, Lagos would rank among Africa’s ten largest economies and does not rely on oil revenues to fund its budget”.