President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally has vowed to recover the nation’s stolen money from looters and jail the culprits.
Buhari, spoke at the APC Mega Rally in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria said all those who had stolen Nigeria’s money would not go scotfree.
According to him, he would, as TheNEWS reported, first of all recover the money from them before sending them to prison.
Buhari called on Lagosians to vote for him and other APC candidates from ‘the bottom to the top.”
Speaking at the event, National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said the votes from Lagos is sure for Buhari as he had delivered on his promises.
According to him, the event was a celebration of democracy and not about the campaign of Buhari because “Lagos is sure, very sure for the APC. This is a broom revolution. You’ve heard our state chairman who had catalogued when Buhari came here to campaign four years ago, he did not make fluke promises. We saw the action.”
Tinubu also attacked former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, blaming him for the poor supply of electricity in the nation.
“Then, Obasanjo came. We taught them that there was no other way to have business evolution and revolution in this country without steady power supply. I introduced independent generating power projects in Badagry. What did he do? He and Atiku opposed it. I went to court. Who was my lawyer in court? Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. I won in court and we started generating 300MW, the first state to do it.
“Imagine, that was in 1999. If Nigeria was dedicated to electricity generation, you would not see Dunlop and Michelin move out of the country. Look at our roads, look at the vehicular density in Lagos alone,’ Tinubu lamented.
The former also attacked Atiku Abubakar’s running mate, Dr. Peter Obi, saying he was only vast in creating a ‘container economy’, rather than real jobs.
“And they call one man Obi, in one party, saying he will create jobs. He has not been able to tell us how we can make brake parts for those vehicles, how we can make wheel spanners on our own for those vehicles.
“And he said maybe he can go and expand the port in Benin Republic so we can clear our cargoes faster. I call that ‘container economy, Obi China,” he said.
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode said Lagos had been sold and delivered to the APC already, saying that the achievements his administration recorded would not have been possible without the support of Buhari.
According to him, this election was not about religion, but about infrastructure, as had been replicated in Lagos with the support of Buhari.
“In the first two years, we were in economic recession caused by the PDP, but we have stabilised, PDP said they will make Nigeria work again, yet they destroyed Nigeria. We should vote for APC for continuity and for more jobs,” he said.
National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole said Buhari was the only Nigerian President that the British Prime Minister could not call a thief and a president that US president, Donald Trump could admit was fighting corruption.
He attacked Atiku for saying that when he becomes president, he would enrich his friend at the expense of the poor, saying that the former vice president was only saying the truth of what he was going to do and what he had always done.
Oshiomhole also berated Atiku for saying that he would grant amnesty to rich people who had stolen the money of the nation, adding that Buhari is a president of the masses.
The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in his speech, appealed to the the electorate to vote for all APC candidates in the Feb.16 and March 2, general elections.
He urged the people to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ready and vote en-masse for APC, saying that re-electing APC would bring more prosperity and development, among other dividends of democracy.
“After voting, please wait behind for it to be counted in your presence. We cannot allow our votes to be rubbished,” he said.
Some of the dignitaries at the event include the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, National Leader of APC, Chief Bola Tinubu; Chief Bisi Akande, APC Lagos Governorship Candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Kebbi, Oyo and Ekiti states, respectively.