APC Rally: Tinubu Promises to End Fuel Scarcity, University Strikes
Sekinat Salam-Opebiyi, Abeokuta.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to put an end to the issue of fuel scarcity, if he emerges as the President in the polls.
Tinubu made the pledge during the APC presidential campaign in Abeokuta, South-west Nigeria, while expressing displeasure over the recent fuel crisis in the country few weeks to the general election.
Speaking to thousands of party faithful, he said if elected into office in February, his administration would also bring an end to the issue of strikes in Nigeria’s universities.
“There will be a student loan, Nobody will drop out of university because of school fees; I guarantee you that.
“Nobody will have to repeat one class for eight years and not graduate. We are too smart; we are brilliant. We are courageous.
“We will make sure a four-year course will be a four-year course,” said Tinubu.
While assuring that nothing would be allowed to scuttle the election, Tinubu also called on the people of the state to go all out and claim their permanent voters’ cards still left at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as this would enable them ensure his victory.
“Even if there is no fuel, Nigerians should not worry; nothing can stop the election from holding. We are going to vote and we are going to win.
“I am your son in Ogun state. We are going to take over power.
“This election is a superior revolution. We are going to reduce the price of fuel.
“Nigerians should go and relax their minds,” Tinubu promised.
“This is a superior revolution that would reshape the nation. You know me; we are going to the poll to win.
“Don’t be discouraged due to the fuel scarcity. Go and collect your PVCs, because it is our power.
“My government would do all it can to ensure that the price of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol is bearable for all Nigerians.
“We are going to use our PVCs to claim our mandate. Even if they say that there is no fuel, we will walk to vote. Let your mind be at rest; we will vote and I will win.
“This election is a revolution. They are saying that petrol will be expensive. They say it will become two hundred naira per litre. Let your mind be at rest; we will bring the price down,” Tinubu added.
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— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) January 25, 2023
The Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun assured Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, of 100% votes from the state, describing Tinubu as the best deal for the nation at this period.
“Asiwaju has been senator; he knows law.
“He was Lagos state governor for eight years. He transformed Lagos to be like a country. He was successful in all these responsibilities.
“I want to urge you to go and get your PVCs because that is the only way you can vote in Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Dapo Abiodun and other candidates in the party,” said the governor.
Dignitaries at the campaign included Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governors Babajide Sanwo – Olu (Lagos state), AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq (Kwara state), and Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti state).
Others were former governors: Adams Oshiomhole (Edo state), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun state), Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti state), Gbenga Daniel (Ogun state), two-time Governor Segun Osoba (Ogun state); and the national secretary of the party, Iyiola Omisore.
Edited by Amaka E. Nliam