Tinubu Pledges To Replicate Lagos Development Across Nigeria


Sen. Bola Tinubu, presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday pledged to leave his footprints on the sand of times in Nigeria, as he did in Lagos State as governor if elected President.

Tinubu made the pledge when he paid homage to Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, in his palace on Saturday, May 21, in Benin.

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He visited Benin to continue his consultation with APC delegates ahead of the party primaries later in the month.

The former Lagos State governor said he was at the palace to seek the endorsement and prayer of the paramount Benin ruler to achieve his presidential ambition.

Tinubu said he met Lagos state in bad shape as governor but turned the state into a megacity before leaving office in 2007.

He said;

Your Royal Majesty, I am here this evening to seek your encouragement; I am here this evening to seek your prayers and blessings because I know what your endorsement means.

I know what your prayers mean. Your Royal Majesty, I want to be president of this country and I am not joking.

Your Royal Majesty, I am very competent when it comes to competence. My experience in various leadership capacities gives me an edge.

Your Royal Majesty, when I became governor of Lagos State, the state was nothing to write home about, but today, Lagos is a megacity.

When I became governor of Lagos, its internally generated revenue was N600 million monthly, but as of today, Lagos is proud of generating N50 billion monthly.

These are all the things I put in place to make Lagos great.

While noting that he worked very hard and supported Buhari to become president in 2015, Tinubu solicited from all and sundry to support his ambition.

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Responding, Oba Ewuare II, said though Benin’s throne is non-partisan, he would pray for the best aspirant to emerge as the president of Nigeria come 2023.

The traditional ruler noted;

We are praying for you. And if you are eventually given the ticket and become president of the country, please do things that will make you sit at the right hand of God.

And do not forget those who prayed for you.

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