The national leader of the APC, Chief Bola Tinubu, is confident that President Muhammadu Buhari is sure to get the backing of Lagos state at the coming polls.
Tinubu made the statement when addressing the crowd of supporters at the Teslim Balogun stadium, Surulere, Lagos, venue of the party’s presidential campaign.
Tinubu noted that the PDP in 16 years failed to put Nigeria on a pedestal of growth despite enormous resources, adding that President Buhari has fulfilled the campaign promises he made in 2015.
He said the Buhari administration had done a lot with meagre funds and resources just in four years, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“Today is a demonstration of democracy and it is not all about President Muhammadu Buhari. Lagos is very sure for voting Buhari and APC largely in the next election.
“All the common men belong to this economy, they must share part of the democracy, we must improve the infrastructure, that is the only way, we must create jobs,” Tinubu said.
Tinubu noted that if the opposition had been dedicated to power generation in their 16-year rule, investors that left the country before 2015 would have remained in the country.
“When I was governor of Lagos State for eight years, I introduced industrial power generation system.
“Obasanjo and Atiku opposed it, I went to court and with the help of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, we won.
“Please, do not vote for him (Atiku)”.
Tinubu also sensitised the people on how to cast their votes on election day, saying “today, I want to teach the opposition a lesson”.
“Vote appropriately in the ballot paper for the APC and avoid your vote being void.
“Use your index finger instead of your thumb, and ensure you wait till the votes are counted.
Earlier, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state reiterated the commitment of the state to unalloyed support of President Buhari
“We appreciate the President in the last three and half years. The 2019 election is not about tribe and religion, but it is all about job, economy and infrastructure.
“In Lagos, Airport road is making life comfortable for every Lagosian. PMB has refunded some of the money we used for projects in Lagos.
“We need to continue in that direction. PMB has created the ground work for growth.
The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, and Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi were among those present at the campaign in Lagos.
The President, alongside the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo was received by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and other officials of the party.
Upon his arrival, he met with some business owners in the state under the auspices of Organised Private Sector (OPS) at the Lagos Marina House.