Is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate admitting the failure of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari when he asked Nigerians not to give up on the party in the 2023 presidential election?
The APC government has been one of the most disastrous in living history, second only to the civil war in terms of bloodshed and internal refugee numbers and has the honour of presiding over a Nigeria named as the poverty capital of the world.
But Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the party and its presidential candidate asked Nigerians not to give up on his party.
Tinubu was speaking on Saturday at the burial ceremony of Grace Akeredolu, mother of Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, in Owo.
He said the APC would do better to improve the lives of Nigerians.
“Thank God we are alive. There might be weaknesses and inadequacies in expectations. No one wants failure. You cannot give up on us. We will do better. We will contribute to the improvement you might want.”
The presidential candidate said Akeredolu’s mother had a great legacy.
“We will contribute to the improvement you might want. Mama has given us the grace of the day that she will not be the one to bury us. She had the greatest legacy of a life full of achievements.”
On his part, President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, said the life of Akeredolu’s mother is worthy of celebration.
“Today is a day of great joy. We have reached where we must celebrate one of the greatest legacies. It is a time to celebrate Mama because of her great deeds. The life of Grace Akeredolu is a life worthy of celebration. She lost her husband at the age of 50 and lived up to 90. She brought up her children. She made a great effort at raising four boys.
“She did very well indeed. We must thank God because not only did she bring up her children well but all of them are successful.”