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We will end corruption, attract investors – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the presidential election has said his administration will eliminate corruption if he is elected.

The presidential hopeful gave assurance to Nigerians on Thursday during a consultative forum with the Federation of Construction Industry in Nigeria, FOCI, in Abuja.

Tinubu said that asides from tackling the problem of corruption head-on, he would back the establishment of a construction bank.

The former Lagos governor further promised to adopt techniques that would end corrupt practices, attract, rather than scare away prospective investors.

Tinubu said; “We don’t want to scare away investors of today and tomorrow, but we promise you, we will eliminate corruption. Part of it is that we look at ourselves, too. Not just enforcement but to reduce the propensity for corruption.”

Meanwhile, Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi has promised that the Ndigbos will enjoy if the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu is elected in next month’s election.

He gave the assurance during the APC campaign rallies in Iboko, Izzi local government area, adding that Tinubu would take care of Igbos as President Muhammadu Buhari has done.

According to Umahi, if Igbos rally around the former Governor of Lagos, they have a lot to benefit from if he becomes president.

The governor further said that Tinubu took care of Igbos during his tenure as the Governor of Lagos State.

He said: “We are standing with Tinubu and Shettima. They will take care of Ebonyi State the way Buhari took care of Ebonyi State. The way Buhari has been taking care of us that is the way Jagaban is going to take care of the Ndigbo.

“Jagaban was the governor of Lagos State and under him, Ndigbo in Lagos prospered and they are still prospering.

“This speaker has been with me for 16 years from when I was party chairman to when I was made deputy governor and then governor. We are not sentimental and will follow the man who knows the road.

“Tinubu will take care of Ebonyi the way President Muhammadu Buhari is presently doing. If you see anybody contesting governor from Ebonyi South, he is not one of us. We are not in support. When it was the turn of the south, the Abakaliki block came out to support us.”