Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who just returned from a break in the UK, has informed Nigerians that they should “expect that the help they needed is here”.he presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC,
Tinubu, on Thursday night, urged Nigerians to avoid buying into the narrative that the country is a failed state.
This is even as the APC presidential flagbearer affirmed that he felt better after enjoying his 11 days vacation in London, United Kingdom.
Tinubu made the statement in Abuja shortly after he alighted from his private jet amid wild jubilation from his supporters and some members of his Presidential Campaign Council.
The former Lagos State governor was warmly received by his running mate, Kashim Shettima; Director General of the PCC, Simon Lalong; his deputy, Adams Oshiomhole, and other party chieftains.
Addressing journalists amid shouts of ‘Jagaban’ and ‘City Boy’, Tinubu expressed his readiness for the political campaign, saying he felt better.
He said: “The trip was very good. I enjoyed my break. And I’m happy to be back to my fatherland.
“And Nigerians should expect a very intelligent ability to think and perform. Nigerians should expect that the help they needed is here, the hope that is almost jittering is back and back actively.
“And we hold every effort to the country of patriotism, dedication, capacity and ability to do the job. Not negative thinking, not the fact that Nigeria has failed; this country is the greatest.
“If it is to rebuild, we are builders; if it is construction, we are constructors. If it is assurance, we give Nigerians the assurance that we definitely make a better country out of it all.”
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Tinubu served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the brief Third Republic.
In June 2022, he was chosen as the APC nominee in the 2023 Nigerian presidential election.
Tinubu spent his early life in southwestern Nigeria and later moved to the United States where he studied Accounting at Chicago State University. He returned to Nigeria in the early 1980s and was employed by Mobil Nigeria as an accountant, before entering politics as a Lagos West senatorial candidate in 1992 under the banner of the Social Democratic Party.
After dictator Sani Abacha dissolved the Senate in 1993, Tinubu became activist campaigning for the return of democracy as a part of the National Democratic Coalition movement.
Although he was forced into exile in 1994, Tinubu returned after Abacha’s 1998 death triggering the beginning of the transition to the Fourth Republic.