Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday told President Goodluck Jonathan to consider his deficiencies as his personal failure and that of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said it amounted to an error for the president to generalise his own shortcomings as a generational failure.
President Jonathan had while speaking at the formal inauguration of his campaign last Thursday in Lagos, lamented that his generation had failed Nigeria and that he would address the youth.
But the All Progressives Congress national leader rejected the assertion, saying the APC would sweep the “recklessness and filth” of the PDP next month at the general elections.
He called on “Nigerians to rise to the challenge of voting the ruling PDP out of office”.
Tinubu spoke at the campaign inauguration of the party’s governorship candidate in Sokoto State, Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambawal.
According to the APC chieftain, “If the president doesn’t know the history and responsibilities of his office, he should quit the office and go back home”.
Tinubu described the APC as the “cure to the disease affecting the country”, noting that the party was fast growing in the Northwest and other parts of the country. “Our great party (APC) is growing larger and larger by the day throughout Nigeria and especially in the North West”.
Describing Tambuwal as a great politician, Tinubu maintained that APC and Nigerians were proud of his sense of resilience and commitment to the progress of the nation’s democracy.
His words: “This is a great day for a great campaign of a great man. We are launching the spirit of change and development in Sokoto for all APC candidates in the state”.
The former Lagos governor described the APC as a baby of yesterday, which has grown to political maturity.
“We will not let it die prematurely but to nurture it to the benefit of Nigerians who are clamouring for change. APC is the cure for the headache we are having right now”, he pointed out.
Tinubu pleaded with Nigerians to appreciate Tambuwal as a loyal and very committed individual to the mission and progress of the country.
He, therefore, urged the people of Sokoto to overwhelmingly support the course for change for continued transformation.