Chidiebube Okeoma and Adeniyi Olugbemi
Sokoto State Governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, Aminu Tambuwal, said that the patriotic desire to revive the country’s “dying economy” forced him to declare to run for the office of the President.
Tambuwal, who spoke in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Wednesday when he interfaced with PDP delegates ahead of the party’s presidential primary in Port Harcourt, noted that the country needed an urgent rescue.
The former House of Representatives Speaker accused President Muhammadu Buhari and his former party, the All Progressives Congress, of not doing enough to liberate the country from the shackles of poverty, unemployment, and insecurity.
Tambuwal said Nigeria was suffering from untold hardship caused by the present APC administration even as he said that the economy was seriously nose-diving under the watch of Buhari without quality measures to revive it.
He said, “Nigeria needs a government that understands how the three arms of government work, a government that can compete favourably with other nations in this 21st century.”
“When you give me the mandate as the President of this great nation, I shall help to restructure the country where Nigerians will agree on how best to govern the country. We need leadership that can catch up with other great countries of the world.”
“I can assure you that Imo state will be carried along in my government and I tell you that you’ll not regret giving me your support.”
“My government will help states to integrate with policies of the Federal Government just like I did as the Governor of Sokoto state.”
Meanwhile, the Sokoto State Non-indigenes Association has endorsed the aspiration of the Tambuwal for the PDP presidential ticket.
This was contained in a press statement issued to journalists at the end of their meeting by the President-General of the Yoruba community in Sokoto, Chief James Olorunfemi.
The group described Tambuwal’s achievement both as the Speaker, House of Representatives and Governor of Sokoto State as unparalleled when compared with his predecessors in the aforementioned offices.
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