2023: ‘Reasons Tinubu Deserves Presidency More Than Atiku, Obi’


A group, Coalition Movement for Bola Ahmed Tinubu (COMBAT), has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) deserves to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

The group, in a statement on Sunday by its Convener, Senator Rilwan Akanbi, said the achievements and track records in Lagos State make Bola Tinubu more deserving of the presidency. It said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, cannot match Tinubu in terms of political achievements. The group added that Tinubu deserves to become Nigeria’s next president, stressing that his economic track record takes him ahead of other candidates for being recognized as the visionary behind the success of the Lagos economy. The statement read, “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu stands out among the major contenders in promotion of democratic consolidation to reposition Nigeria before and during his tenure as Lagos state government. It is on record that his stand for expanding the frontier of governance through the creation of Local Government and efforts to sustain it despite opposition by the PDP government under Obasanjo-Atiku tickets makes him far better in terms of ability to restructure the country if given the mandate to lead the country. This is incomparable with Peter Obi of Labour party who refused to allow the democratic selection of local government chairmen for 8 years while in office. “At the inception of the democratic system in 1999, it is a tradition for states to carry handout bowls to Abuja for survival until Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu introduced intervention in the areas of internal revenue generation that led Lagos State to prosperity. From internal revenue generation of six hundred million to twenty billion naira, Lagos became a template for 35 states and lately federal government for expanding the generation of revenue. “Dissecting Tinubu’s economic track records takes him ahead of other candidates for being recognized as the visionary behind the success of Lagos state economy as a prelude to transforming Nigeria’s economy. Tinubu pioneered efforts in the country with N15 billion raised through bonds is a track record none of the candidates can match. The enviable records of performance of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s eight years in office as governor have sustained the states as the nation’s economic and commercial, and currently 4th largest economy in Africa.”

This article was originally published on Naija News

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