The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged his supporters to work harder for his success at the 2023 general election.
Tinubu was announced as the winner of the presidential primary election of the ruling party on Wednesday after defeating Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, among others.
Visiting President Muhammadu Buhari on a ‘Thank You’ tour at the State House on Thursday night, the former Lagos Governor thanked the president for providing a level playing field for the process of electing the party’s presidential candidate.
He described Buhari as a man of his words who did not betray his followers following the promise he made to support a democratic process.
“He promised the whole country and the world that he will build a legacy of transparency and consistency; legacy of a level playing ground for all the aspirants. He will be committed to democratic principles and values and he did so.
“He didn’t endorse anybody, he didn’t impose anybody, and he did not at any time attempt to tinker with the process of this election to favour one tribe or the other. He was steadfast, he was trustworthy, and he was dependable.
“If he had to give it to anybody yesterday, it is not my victory that is important, it is the process and the management of that election that gave it to President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.
Asked what his selling point would be on the campaign for the 2023 election, he said, “I am brilliant, I am experienced from the private sector to public sector and ready to hit the ground running same day and not mess up the legacy of progress and honesty that is left behind for me and handed over to me by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“All APC family members should celebrate in a limited manner, we just begin the hard work ahead to win the victory for our party is a hard one and we will win.”
Asked also of the choice of his running mate, he said “I won’t tell you that. That is my right; it is in my pocket book.”