Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, praised President Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as a true democrat for refusing to interfere in the politicking leading up to the elections.
Tinubu made the remark during the grand finale of the APC rally in Lagos.
Praising Buhari for honouring his invitation to grace the occasion, Tinubu said, “Thank you very much Mr. President. You encourage all of us. Thank you for today, thank you for the past, and thank you for tomorrow.
“You set our foot on the path to the future to work hard for our nation and achieve greatness because it’s desirable for Nigeria to be great,” he added.
Tinubu further said, “Thank you, Mr. President. You follow the procedure. You encourage all of us. The primary came, the vote cast and I won. I didn’t ask them to reverse it based on my religion, you didn’t ask them to alter it based on my tribe. You didn’t ask us to change it because I was not from your village in Daura.
“You celebrated the victory with me and said to me, “Congratulations.” I came to you to nominate for me just exactly as I did for you in 2015 to nominate for me a Vice President, but instead of giving me the same coin, you said, “No, you know better, you’ve experienced better, you know those Nigerians, you know who you want to work with,” Tinubu said.
Tinubu also vowed to work for Nigeria if elected president in the February 25th presidential election.
President Buhari who had little to say however raised the hands of Tinubu, his running mate, Kashim Shettima and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as a sign of endorsement ahead of Saturday’s elections.
Top echelon members of the APC present at the rally include Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.