The National Vice Chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress, Salihu Lukman, has stated that aside the party’s flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, all other presidential candidates lack integrity.
Lukmaan stated that Tinubu is the only presidential candidate that has never been on the ballot since 2003, stressing that the former governor of Lagos State has not been changing political parties.
He said: “I actually raised the point of him not being on the ballot since 2003 on a positive note, just to demonstrate that he is not one of those I call election merchants. He wasn’t an election merchant. He had every reason to aspire in 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019. He had every reason to, but he didn’t. Instead, he engaged in politics differently in a way that produced a positive outcome in a different way.
“The same cannot be said of other candidates, whether Atiku, Kwankwaso, or Obi. Of course, I will not descend to the level of challenging their competence. They may be competent, but not in terms of personal integrity and trustworthiness.
“Our candidate is about the only one, together with his running mate, that has not changed political parties on account of aspiring to contest elections. This means they are people with some level of consciousness and integrity. What that means is that trust can be invested in them more than in people, who, when they don’t get what they want in a particular spot, move to another place.
“For me, these are the issues to highlight. We are ready to debate it as a party with anybody. Not the other issues about health challenges, what have you, or things that cannot be verified. These ones I mentioned are verifiable. I think these are some of the points.”
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