The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar, to “step down from the presidential race, having run unsuccessfully too many times.”
Tinubu disclosed this during a meeting with traditional rulers and stakeholders of the Niger Delta region, at Oporoza, headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom of Delta State, on Friday.
He said; “As I stand before you, there are few of us running. One says he is Atiku, how many times has he been running? He is now tired of running. Let’s tell him to go and sit down and quit the race. Enough is enough.”
The Presidential candidate also described the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as a man that is not wanted by Nigerians because “he lies with arithmetic that no mathematician can solve.”
“To mention his name is a disgrace to me. He gives out wrong arithmetic and wrong statistics on the economy. That is not what Nigerians want. Nigerians need honesty, they need the man who knows the road to take, and that man is me.’’
Tinubu identified himself as a son in-law of the Niger Delta and appealed for support in the electioneering campaign, promising to carry everyone along, develop the area and renew the hope of the people.
The governorship candidate of the APC in the State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, said Tinubu, when elected President will construct an access road to Gbaramatu kingdom.
Omo-Agege also assured that before the General Election in 2023, the legal framework for the implementation of the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, will be ready for the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari.