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Tinubu ‘You have the right to vote against APC in 2019,’ Party leader says

Tinubu however urged citizens to give the Muhammadu Buhari administration more time to fix the country’s problems.

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Bola Tinubu (L) and President Muhammadu Buhari (R) play

Bola Tinubu (L) and President Muhammadu Buhari (R)


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National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that Nigerians have the right to vote against the party in 2019.

Tinubu however urged citizens to give the Muhammadu Buhari administration more time to fix the country’s problems.

The APC leader made the comments while addressing a group of protesters who marched to his Lagos home on Monday, February 6.

“What we are going through now will be resolved. We are going through a historical phase of a country that is promising and holding the promise for you. There is a leadership on the line. And you have to live with that for now,” he said.

“This government is a product of a protest. If you didn’t have a bad administration then, you won’t vote for us. You voted on our promises. We are just two years into that promise compared to sixteen (16) years that they took over that they could have made the changes.

“Yes, we are working on the electricity. Without electricity, there could be no industrialization and explosion of employment opportunities for our people. That is in our head. But, it cannot grow like the mushroom. To fetch water out of the rock, you have to endure some blisters.

“Be patient. Let’s have faith in our leaders. We’ve continued to manage Lagos, you’ve seen progress. It’s because of the consistent application of our programmes. A time started in 1998, 1999 it was a terrible situation here in Lagos. Dead body on the street, no ambulances, LASU was completely disintegrated, extremely dangerous mortuaries. What do you have today? Because you endured then. Just go and endure again.

“We sold APC to you, please hang on to it. You have your rights to vote against us during election if you want. But, i remain in the party because we will retool this party. We will retool this government.

“The damage of over sixty years and sixty years of miss-governance cannot be turned around overnight. Let’s be patient. Let’s have the understanding. Let’s hang on to hope. There is nothing more effective that can drive you better than hope and belief in a positive turn of this situation,” he added.

Tinubu also said that Nigerians have the right to protest any misgovernance or perceived bad treatment without being stopped.

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Hundreds of Nigerians, on Monday, took to the streets of Lagos, Abuja and other cities to protest the difficult economic situation in the country.

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