Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for president, claimed yesterday that he “rescued” Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate, from former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
This occurred when the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the APC gave assurances that they will support Tinubu in the presidential election on February 25.
Speaking at party’s presidential rally held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Tinubu said Abubakar and his party were just about “stomach infrastructure. They don’t have a mandate, what they have is ice cream. It has melted. I am the one that rescued him from Obasanjo, who wanted to roast him like goat meat.
“He ran away to Dubai and when the election came again, he came for stomach infrastructure. He came to Lagos. We rehabilitated him and gave him a ticket but he wasted it and used it to collect money.
“He faced Obasanjo, faced Buhari and failed. He failed with Jonathan. He failed in all his subjects.
“You better watch him before he starts selling the little palm trees that you have left. What we need to do is to develop our country. We have enough gas reservoirs in our land.
“Akwa Ibom, you will not suffer again. That boy (Governor Emmanuel Udom) that brought Atiku here, that calls himself governor, tell him enough is enough. He lived in my backyard in Lagos. If not that we are one, I’d have driven him home.”
Former Niger Delta Affairs Minister and APC candidate for the Akwa Ibom North West (Ikot Ekpene) senatorial district, Senator Godswill Akpabio, earlier made a plea to party members and supporters to make sure they obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in order to help Tinubu restore the party to power.