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APC National Convention: I’m the man of the moment, says Tinubu; swear to eradicate terrorism forever

FORMER, Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu and presidential candidate in the 2023 elections under the All Progressives Congress (APC), urged delegates to vote him in as the party’s flag bearer, insisting on the fact that he is the most qualified person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tinubu made the call during the APC Special National Convention 2022 currently being held at Eagle Square in Abuja.

“I have the experience; I led the transformation of Lagos from an unsafe and unwelcoming place in 1999 to a clean, safe and vibrant place and the sixth largest economy in Africa today.

“I am a unifying leader. I built a formidable political structure, which delivered election victory after election victory. I’m not running because I think it’s a nomination; I step forward because I believe I can lead our party to the best future.

“I have a skill. My corporate leadership background, financial expertise and experience as the Executive Governor of Lagos make me unique among other aspirants.

“I cannot, on this day, speak of a better and prosperous future without declaring my determination to fight terrorism and insecurity to the end. I mourn the lives already lost, I swear to do my utmost to ensure justice and erase terror from our land forever,” Tinubu said.

Meanwhile, the managing director of Yemi Osinbajo’s campaign organization, Kabiru Gaya, told Channels television that three other aspirants, including former Senate speaker Ken Nnamani, have quit for his principal.

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“We have Vice President Osinbajo and Bola Tinubu. I am aware that some aspirants have quit for Osinbajo. Nnamani and two others resigned for Osinbajo,” Gaya revealed.

However, Nnamani on Monday cited injustice against the Southeast region as the reason for his withdrawal from the presidential race.

“You will recall that on March 26, 2022, a new group of members of the CPA National Working Committee was elected at an elective congress. In this election, there was a unit slate which was endorsed by all party governors and other party leaders.

“The events of the past few days have given the impression that zoning has been jettisoned in the APC. The hesitation of party leaders over the zoning of the APC presidential ticket has not created clarity in the party and is damaging the faith of many in the south, especially the southeast, in the party” , lamented Nnamani.