Tinubu: South-west Solidly behind Buhari

  • Describes Lagos as number one performing state

In what looks like passing a vote of confidence on the current administration, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of Yoruba support, sayingthe South-west support for the president and APC government is unshaken.

Tinubu also expressed his concern over the level of decay in the nation’s economy before APC came  on board, and called on Nigerians to stay focused and support the president as he continues with the rebuilding of the nation.

Speaking at the weekend at the South-west zonal meeting of National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG) in Lagos, Tinubu who was represented by the APC National Vice Chairman (South-west), Chief Pius Akinyelure, said Buhari government would not relent in its effort to ensure turn around in Nigeria economy.

“South-west support for Buhari is unshaken despite the various challenges in the country, which we believe the present government is addressing. There is no doubt that there is no party in Nigeria that can surpass APC achievement in office.

“We are doing the best we can with the little resources we have to move the nation forward. We need the people’s  support to turn things around in the country,” he said.

Speaking further, the former Lagos state governor pointed out at the meeting that Lagos is number one performing state in the country.

He made reference to the collaboration between Lagos and Kebbi States to boost rice production in the country.

In his response, President Buhari who was represented by Senator Ajayi Boroffice charged Nigerians toward positive change in the country, adding that the change message must be carried to every nook and cranny of Nigeria. While appreciating various groups and individuals working for his success, the president said he was optimistic that Nigerians would laugh and celebrate at last.

At the meeting where zonal and state coordinators of NCBSG were presented with appointment letters, the National Secretary of the group, Abiodun Ajiboye, said the mission of NCBSG is to galvanise the public towards identifying with the current administration.

“We are aware of the place of communication in governance and we want to be part of that process through which the public will be educated about the activities of  the government. It is important for people to understand and appreciate what government is doing before buying into it. The current administration is doing a lot to rebuild the economy, burst corruption and provide infrastructure, but for selfish interest, some individuals and organisations are bent on frustrating the effort. Time has therefore come to put the record straight by educating our people,” he stated.

Also speaking, Senator Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi said he is fully in support of Buhari administration, adding that the incumbent government has done a lot to address some of the problems facing the country and implored Nigerians to continue to support the APC-led administration.