Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC’s nominee for president, promised on Sunday to serve all Nigerians equally as president.
He emphasized that if elected as Nigeria’s next president, he will put an end to the nation’s problems with poverty, insecurity, and other issues.
In keeping with his contacts with religious organizations and leaders around the nation, he made this statement during a town hall meeting with Muslim leaders from the South West in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
The APC candidate also praised the nation’s religious leaders for their on-going prayers and sermons, which he said had aided in maintaining peace and togetherness. He added that he would retool the economy for the benefit of all Nigerians.
The upcoming general elections in 2023, according to him, will mark “Nigeria’s historic confrontation with destiny.”
Asiwaju Tinubu asked the Islamic leaders to inform their adherents about the value of exercising their right to vote and choosing only qualified candidates with a proven record of outstanding public service, “and not falling for the lies and gimmicks of those that have nothing to offer.”
“This election season has been a combination of facts and fabrication, truth and lies,” remarked Tinubu, who spoke in parts of Yoruba. I want the election to be decided by the truth and the facts.
“What are a candidate’s performance history and platform?
“Please encourage your supporters to cast thoughtful ballots at the polls. Choose a candidate who has a vision for a tolerant and compassionate Nigeria where our legal and constitutional rights are supported.
The leading candidate for the 2023 presidential election promised Nigerians that he would be “a fair and just leader,” adding that his resolve to uphold fairness and justice was in line with Islamic teachings.
If elected, I will rule in accordance with our country’s constitution in an honest and democratic way. “A leader in a plural society like ours is exhorted to be a leader of all.
Asiwaju Tinubu pledged to lead Nigeria in the “same spirit of creativity and pragmatic vision to raise the nation and renew the hope of Nigerians,” praising his good management of Lagos State.
Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, the president of MUSWEN, welcomed Tinubu to the meeting earlier and said that the occasion offered the APC candidate a chance to speak with the Muslim leaders of the South West about his plans for the country if elected, “, particularly on how he could make the country a land of great opportunities where no man will be oppressed.”
The assembly was not intended to support Aswáj or any other candidate, according to Sheikh Ahmad Abdulrahman, the national chief missioner of the Anwar-ur-Deen Movement.
The APC candidate previously spoke with bishops from pentecostal churches in the 19 northern states and the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, where he gave a similar speech to the one he gave to the South West’s Muslim leaders.
He had promised the Christian leaders that, if elected, he would lead a government that was open to all Nigerians, regardless of their ethnicity or religious beliefs.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, and Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman followed Tinubu when he arrived at the meeting location at 1:20 p.m.
Senator Teslim Folarin, the APC’s candidate for governor, Sharafadeen Alli, Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari, for the Oyo North senatorial seat, Dr. Yunus Akintunde, and former Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu were among those who welcomed Tinubu to the meeting in Ibadan.
Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, President of Muslim Ummah of South West (MUSWEN), Professor Muslih Yahya, Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Isiaq Akintola, and Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere Bello, President-General of the League of Imans and Alfas of Yorubaland were a few of the South West’s Muslim leaders present at the event.