The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership qualities.
Tinubu on Tuesday said President Buhari came to rescue Nigeria.
He argued that though the policies of the Buhari government may appear tough and unpopular, he is sure the President means well and has set the country on the path to greatness.
The former Lagos State Governor stated this at the ceremony to flag off the Kolmani Integrated Development Project (KIPRO) situated on the boundary of Bauchi and Gombe states.
He said history would be kind to Buhari as a leader who rescued his people from a gloomy situation.
“Whatever they say in their social media, traditional comments, and write-ups, history will be very kind to you because you are in the class of great retired generals who came to rescue their country,” Tinubu said.
“We may be hungry but we can manage our hunger; we don’t want to kill each other. Today, you gave us a path to prosperity, a path to success.
“The only thing that I may want to exclude and argue about is the West and Europe. They use our coal and fuel to develop their economy and they ask us to be conscious, but I like your answer.
“We cannot stay hungry and starve to death. We have to take care of ourselves unless they pay compensation to us; that is where we stand.”
I’ll Recharge Lake Chad
Tinubu promised that if elected President in 2023, he would recharge the Lake Chad as a way of boosting agricultural production and tackling insecurity.
“Anytime we discuss the lack of food and the challenges of terrorism, you will talk about Lake Chad. Okay, let me assure you, if I’m elected the president, I will recharge Lake Chad,” he said.