ABUJA – National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, has said apart from God Almighty, President Buhari who is the current highest authority in Nigeria has endorsed presidential candidate of the governing party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the next president of the country and it shall come to pass.
“Except God, President Buhari is the highest authority in Nigeria today. Buhari has said it and it shall come to pass,” Adamu stated categorically.
Speaking at a town hall meeting yesterday in Lafia between the APC standard bearer and stakeholders in the mining sector, Adamu told Tinubu to get ready to assume office as the next president of Nigeria from 29 May 2023.
Noting that he was merely echoing President Buhari’s statement, Adamu who asked Tinubu to stand as well as the audience to also join him, declared the APC candidate would be the next president.
He urged voters, not only in Nasarawa, but also in the adjoining states to vote massively for the party and its candidate, even as he asked Tinubu to get ready for the task to shoulder the demands of leading Nigeria.
Adamu’s emphatic declaration worked the audience at the meeting into a frenzy of excitement amid rapturous applause that lasted for a couple of minutes in the banquet hall of the Government House in Lafia.
The magnificent banquet hall hosting the meeting was rent with the shouts of Jagaban of Nigeria from the crowd, just as Adamu prayed to God to ensure victory for the party so that APC will hand over to APC next year May.
Also the host governor, Abdullahi Sule, predicted victory for Tinubu, calling him several times in his speech as ‘Nigeria’s next president’.
Sule gave a comprehensive overview of the mineral deposits in the state, including marble, lithium, barite and others.
In his response, Tinubu promised that help is on the way to industrialize the state for prosperity.
Senator Tanko Al-Makura, a former governor of the state, who also welcomed Tinubu, later presented a crafted gift to him in appreciation of being a media friendly politician.
On Tinubu’s entourage to the meeting were Governors Simon Lalong of Plateau (director general of the APC campaign council), Babagana Zulum of Borno, Aminu Masari of Katsina, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
But the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, said yesterday that Tinubu would not win the 2023 presidential election.
Atiku who stated this yesterday during the inauguration of the PDP Youth Campaign Youth Council in Abuja, noted that the APC would not survive after the 2023 presidential election.
Stating that APC had dashed the hope of Nigerians in the last seven years, he said no one should expect any change in the next five to six months.
The former vice president also described the APC as an alliance between the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) and what he called Tinubu’s party, adding such alliances are wont to dissolve overnight as history shows.
Atiku stated: “To be honest PDP is the only political party, APC is not a political party, it is an alliance between the CPC and Tinubu’s party, and we have seen how alliances in this country has disappeared over night, I don’t think APC would survive after this election, we are going to vote them out and by the time we vote them out, they will be dead.
He charged the youths to work for PDP, claiming that PDP is the only viable political party in Nigeria.
Speaking also the deputy national chairman, North, Amb Umar Damagum, said the party had given youths the opportunity to take their destiny into their hands.
Similarly, director, Strategic Communications of the PDP the National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC), Bashorun Dele Momodu, decried the attack against PDP members during their campaign in Maiduguri, Borno State.
He said the attacks against Atiku, as was also witnessed in Kaduna State, mean that the other parties can see that Atiku is the leading candidate and he’s going to win the next election.