Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, said that Nigerians are tired of excuses, and he is confident that a united and bandit-free county is possible with him as president.
Tinubu stated this at a grand rally by over 40, 000 youths under the aegis of the Progressive Youth of South-Wet to declare their support for his presidential ambition. The youths from Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Oyo states had converged at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan Lagos to drum up support for the aspiration of the party’s national leader. Tinubu, while addressing the youths, urged them to join hands with him to change the story of Nigeria.
He said: “All you need is courage, determination and perseverance. If YouTube alone has 2.9 billion people following it, including all of you standing here, then Nigeria can excel. We can do it, you must develop a can-do attitude; you must believe that this country is yours and you want to change the story.
You must change the story of potential, the story of banditry; you must change the story of tribalism. “We, as a nation, can conveniently feed ourselves by being creative, visionary and committed. Anybody who says we cannot, they can get out, because it is voluntary. We cannot continue the lamentation of the past, we cannot continue with excuses of power failure.
No nation made rapid development without electricity. Give us light and if we cannot be successful then you can abuse us; you cannot give us erratic light that is undependable and then blame us that we are lazy.
“Nigerians, it is about time, we have enough gas to fire up electricity and supply the rest of Europe to make money. You know it. We don’t want to bore you with it. When I started, we used to pick dead bodies on the streets, but today Lagos is one of the cleanest, most progressive states in the country.’
The former governor of Lagos urged the youths to revalidate their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and be ready to vote in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.