The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said that the country needs a courageous leader like him to tackle insecurity and the economy.
The presidential aspirant of the APC said this on Wednesday during a one-day forum organised by the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, for serving Speakers and former Speakers and deputies.
Themed, ‘The legislature, changing times and Nigeria’s democratic journey,’ the event was attended by 15 serving House of Assembly Speakers from APC-governed states.
Speaking at the event, Tinubu said he survived tyranny and struggled for Nigeria’s democracy.
He said, “We have the brilliance, the resources and the focus. We do not just know how to run the race and take care of the gear of progress. Just as I need Nigeria, Nigeria needs me. Nigeria needs drastic courageous changes that will bring revenue and I am that courageous one it needs. I was raised to be courageous and this has been working for me. I want to bring same to bear as president of Nigeria.”
“In the face of tyranny, I have survived, struggled for democracy; I have endured the bush path, lived without a family, spent resources. To make Nigeria one is a task and who could do it? I am one. I am the first governor to grant autonomy to the House of Assembly. I survived non-allocation of local government funds. We didn’t suffer; we didn’t retrench. We made progress out of adversity.
“I inherited N600m as Internally Generated Revenue with zero allocation from Federation Accounts Allocation Committee. But we survived and today, Lagos is number one economy. That is why I am begging you to do me a favour so that I can do Nigeria a favour.
“It is a very challenging time for us in the country and we need to decide the next leadership right. We need to intellectually assess the current situation, bring in a person with a clear vision and ability to deliver. Accelerated development of our country is all about thinking, doing and being courageous. I am a thinker and a doer.”
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