Obi, Atiku incapable of matching my records – Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said none of the other contestants in the 2023 presidential elections can match his track record.

He made the statement in an opinion piece published in The Economist.

He recollected that during his time as governor of Lagos state, he unveiled a legacy of technocratic governance which was instituted by enlisting talent from the private sector. Insecurity and crime were tackled through better funding the police force.

Tinubu added; “For this vital task, I have a track record my competitors cannot match. During my tenure as governor of Lagos between 1999 and 2007, the state went from being a difficult, often dangerous place to a development success story.

“We quadrupled state tax revenues, putting those funds directly to work through investing in public services and infrastructure. A legacy of technocratic governance was instituted by enlisting talent from the private sector.

“Insecurity and crime were tackled through better funding the police force. Investment and the business sector thrived. Today, Lagos would rank among Africa’s ten largest economies and does not rely on oil revenues to fund its budget”.

In related news, Peter Obi of the Labour Party presidential candidate recently said that unlike some of the presidential candidates, he will not steal public funds, rather he would be committed to the development of the country.

He stated this on Saturday, while pledging that if elected the president of Nigeria he will be prudent in the management of public funds.

This was in response to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, who described Obi as a stingy man that could not be trusted with the future of the nation.

Obi, speaking during his presidential campaign rally in Akure, the Ondo State said the country would be safer in the hands of a stingy man like him.

He said “Yes they said l am stingy, but we are not out to steal the nation’s wealth. All we want to do is to use the nation’s money for our people and development of this country. They said that I’m stingy; we want stingy people now, so that we can keep the money. We want to make sure we use your money to transform the country.

“This election that is coming now, don’t vote for anybody because of tribe but vote for someone that will move the country forward. We don’t want anybody to say that it is my turn; we want to change Nigeria for better. Our children will be in school, we don’t want people to run out of Nigeria again. We want to structure Nigeria for development. So, go and pick your PVCs and vote for Labour Party and make sure that they count the vote.”