ABUJA — The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says he is seeking to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari because he knows ‘the way’.
Tinubu made the remark at the inauguration of the party’s presidential campaign council as well as the unveiling of his action plan for 2023 in Abuja, on Friday.
“I seek to become the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because I know the way,” the presidential candidate declared.
“My experience and past performance have shown that it will be through collective effort and national endeavour that we join hands, cross the divides and achieve our vision. I ask you to join Senator Shettima and I on this journey.”
The former Lagos governor unveiled an 80-page policy document that highlights his multi-sectoral eight-point agenda, tagged “Renewed hope 2023 – action plan for a better Nigeria.”
Top on his priority list of action plans were national security, economy, agriculture, power, oil and gas, transportation and education.
He also outlines policy options for healthcare, digital economy, women empowerment, judicial reform, federalism, decentralisation of power and foreign policy.
The APC candidate noted that having “traversed every part of our beloved nation, listening to the concerns of our fellow citizens. Young and old, poor and rich, educated and uneducated, Christian and Muslim; all have expressed their views and concerns”, alongside his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, he is emboldened to change Nigeria for good the same way he did in Lagos State.
He said that the total transformation of Nigeria can be achieved by building on the foundation laid by the present APC administration.
While pledging to continue the massive social investment programmes of the Buhari administration, Tinubu promised huge investment in sports, entertainment and culture, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship to expand job opportunities for millions of Nigerian youths.