Nigerians will vote for me despite fuel scarcity, they will trek - Tinubu boasts
Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress' presidential candidate, stated on Wednesday that there is a scheme in place to disrupt the upcoming election. Tinubu cited the prolonged fuel crisis and the Central Bank of Nigeria's redesign of the naira as elements of the plot to undermine the election and his potential win.
The APC leader made these claims during a campaign event held at the MKO Abiola stadium in Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State. However, the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, and oil marketers have denied Tinubu's accusations.
PDP argued that Tinubu was simply exposing the failures of the APC regime, insisting that his defeat in the election was imminent.
"They don’t want this election to hold. They want to scuttle it. Will you allow them?" Tinubu stated in Yoruba. However, he encouraged Nigerians to defy the fuel scarcity to exercise their franchise, stating that the poll would be a superior revolution. "They have started coming up with the issue of ‘no fuel’.
Don’t worry, if there is no fuel, we will trek to cast the vote," he said. "If you like, increase the price of fuel, hide the fuel or change the ink on the naira notes, we will win the election. We will use our PVCs (permanent voter cards) to take over the government from them; if they like, let them say there is no fuel, we will trek there (polling booths)."
Tinubu also promised that his administration would end the issue of strikes in the university system if elected into office in February and to provide student loans, pledging to ensure no student spends an extra year on any course.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.