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Tinubu Meets Southwest Muslim Leaders In Ibadan, Promises To Be Fair To All If Elected

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday reiterated his ambition to retool the economy for the benefit of all Nigerians.

The APC standard bearer also praised religious leaders in the nation for their ongoing prayers and sermons, which he observed had contributed to unity and peaceful coexistence.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu made these known in Ibadan, Oyo State capital while speaking at a TownHall meeting with Muslim Leaders from the South West as part of his meetings with religious leaders and groups in the nation.

He urged the Islamic clerics to inform their followers about the significance of exercising their right to vote and selecting only qualified candidates with a proven record of excellent in public service, “and not falling for the lies and gimmicks of those that have nothing to offer,” in the upcoming general elections in 2023, which he described as “Nigeria’s momentous encounter with destiny.”

“This election season has been a combination of facts and fabrication, truth and lies,” remarked Tinubu, who spoke partly in Yoruba language. I want the election to be decided by the truth and the facts.

“What is a candidate’s record of performance and what are his policies. I ask you to urge your followers to come out and vote and to do so wisely. Vote for a candidate that has vision for a peaceful, prosperous Nigeria where tolerance and compassion undergird our constitutional and legal rights.”

The 2023 Presidential Election frontrunner assured Nigerians that he would be “a fair and just leader,” adding, “My pledge for fairness and justice is consistent with the tenets of Islamic faith.

“A leader in a plural society like ours is enjoined to be a leader of all. If elected, I shall govern in an honest and democratic manner in harmony with our nation’s constitution.”

Citing his excellent stewardship as Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Tinubu promised to use that experience to lead Nigeria in the “same spirit of innovation and pragmatic vision to uplift the nation and renew the hope of Nigerians.

On security, Asiwaju Tinubu vowed to end the reign of terror, kidnappings and other violent crimes by recruiting more personnel that would be trained and retrained, in addition to providing more security tools and gadgets for effective fight against criminal elements.

The nation’s economy, according to Tinubu, would be diversified and restructured towards achieving at least 6 percent growth annually. These goals would be achieved through the reforms of our industrial policy, infrastructural enhancement, power sector innovation and significant budgetary reforms
“We seek a minimum of 6 percent growth annually through reform of our industrial policy, infrastructural enhancement, power sector innovation and significant budgetary reform,” Tinubu told the Muslim leaders.

Regarding the agricultural sector, Asiwaju Tinubu promised to guarantee food security through enhanced productivity and improved farm incomes in order to ensure that no child goes to bed without food to eat.

“In the end, may no Nigerian parent send a child to bed hungry, despairing what tomorrow might bring. Instead, let all of our children, regarding of their faith or creed, be able to lay their head down believing in a better tomorrow of hope renewed.”

Tinubu Meets Southwest Muslim Leaders In Ibadan, Promises To Be Fair To All If Elected



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