By Alaba-Olusola Oke
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Abiola Oshodi, said the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will not fall to a planned embarrassment in the name of debate.
Oshodi, who is the Vice Chairman of the APC in Canada, stated that the party and its candidate would not dance to the tune of their political adversaries.
According to him, Tinubu was not running from any political debate but was careful not to fall into the hands of his political adversaries conniving with some individuals.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been engaging Nigerians in his campaign activities that he has taken to over 10 different states since he launched the campaign activities barely four weeks ago.
“In addition, he has attended several town-hall meetings and other relevant political activities.
“As a political general, he has refused to be drawn into a political ambush disguised as presidential debates, anchored by largely partisan people and with a rigged audience primed to embarrass him.”
“There is no suave political general that he is that will fall for such. He grants interviews and he granted some recently,” he stated.
“ He offers the best hope for our fatherland on many fronts. It had never been that good for our democracy.
“ Firstly, this is the first in the history of our democracy that we are having a presidential candidate that had served as a senator and a two-term governor.
“He is a genuine core democrat who built his party from the ground up, starting as a lone opposition party controlling only Lagos at the time and growing it into a national brand.”
“This is no mean achievement, it takes an uncommon visionary to accomplish this,” he said.
“Our revenue challenges will become a thing of the past and our youths can be meaningfully engaged and their bursting energies and creativities can be turned into a source of income generation for themselves and the nation.
“And the major challenge confronting the nation is insecurity and with a new robust approach embedded in the Renewed Hope manifesto, such will become a thing of the past if Asiwaju emerges victorious and the manifesto implemented,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Oshodi hoped Tinubu would win the 2023 presidential election so that he could build on the accomplishments of the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari administration, particularly in the area of infrastructure.