By Toby Prince
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, yesterday, said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) endless gimmicks is a sign of weakness.
Tinubu said the party and its Presidential candidate would not want any Nigerian to be a sacrificial lamb as a result of violence during the 2019 general elections, as it does not need any form of violence to win the election.
Tinubu told newsmen after a meeting with Traditional Rulers from the South-west in Abuja that the party was working hard to win the elections and so does not look forward to any form of violence during the election.
According to the ex-Lagos State governor, the only reason the PDP is crying wolf is due to the impending defeat at the polls.
“When you believe that you can win, you don’t want violence. We all love our children, our brothers and our followers and none of us would want our followers to become sacrificial lambs. We won’t encourage violent disruption of any election because we are confident of winning. Those who are crying wolf before the election have already accepted defeat before the election as far as I am concerned.
“I am very happy and proud of the very promising situation. When you have the endorsement of your royal fathers, it means you have the people with you and the voice of the people is the voice of God. I am elated.”
The APC Leader appreciated the royal fathers for their support and for not giving up on the APC and for visiting the President to encourage him.
Tinubu said the PDP President candidate never did anything to assist Lagos State as Vice President when the Obasanjo government seized allocation to the local government councils in the state, but merely asked them to go and comply with Obasanjo’s directives.
He said: “Atiku was Vice President of this country when the local government allocation for Lagos state was seized. When we led a protest to Atiku then, he said go away. Go and comply. Without those allocation, you cannot bring Development.
“When we said we needed power to power Lagos and the industrial base in our region, they said no. They were taking away N250 million from our allocation every month for being innovative and creative. Everywhere we turn, they rejected us and punished us. But we never gave up.
“Today, we are in that progressive development championed and led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Thank you for not looking back. Thank you for visiting and encouraging him.”