The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has mocked his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, for the number of times he has run for president.
Atiku, a former vice president in the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, ran for president in 1993, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
Addressing Niger Delta Stakeholders in Gbaramatu, Delta State, on Friday, Tinubu told the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro-Gbaraun II (Aketekpe, Agadagba) to advise Atiku to drop his ambition.
Intimating the community of his plans, he said, “You mentioned the issue of the deep sea port, the roads, the bridge, and the university, industrial park at Ogidigben. These are the things that came to your mind, Kabiyesi, and all of you here,” the former Lagos State governor said.
“Kabiyesi, Your Royal Highness, as I stand before you, there are few of us left running. One says he is Atiku. How many times has he been running? He’s always on the run and he’s tired. Tell him to go and sit down. Enough is enough.
“The other one, he think na statistic we go chop. He lies with arithmetic that no Indian can ever solve. To mention his name is a disgrace even to me. I won’t mention the name. Wrong arithmetic, wrong statistics, warehouse economics. That’s not what Nigeria needs.
“Kabiyesi, Your Royal Majesty, it was a joy to find one of my own blood being part of you from Badagry. So, what else do you need? You need honesty; you need the man who knows the road. That is me.”
He assured the Pere of regular consultations by his administration if he became president of Nigeria.
“Our brothers here, we will embrace them for the development of the area, the community of Gbaramatu, and other associated communities – economic development, progress, jobs for our youth, a promised tomorrow that is certain.
“A renewed hope is here standing before you. And I promise, with the support of God on my team that you will live long, you will live with prosperity,” Tinubu said.