Ex-governor of Lagos and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will not return to power in 2019.
Tinubu made this statement while delivering a speech at his 10th Colloquium, an event held to mark his Birthday. He recently turned 66.
He urged Nigerians to disregard the apology made by the PDP last week adding that they mismanaged the country’s wealth in the last 16 years. He said;
“When we came in, we came in with a whole lot of hope as APC leaders, several discussions with diplomatic corps, with foreign dignitaries, putting heads together, thinking and believing in ourselves that we can change Nigeria for good.
We were strongly determined that we will do it. We gave our people the confidence and the hope. We believe in ourselves. We believe in Nigeria and we are still going to do it.
Life is not interesting without challenges. We didn’t come as a political party showing our logo as honey and sugar.
Our logo is broom, bunched together, united Nigeria focuses against terrorism, corruption, and promote economic revival of the country, investing in people.
I can see what the government is doing with so little but they are clever. The fact that they are doing it, the fact that there are beneficiaries, the fact that it is demonstrated in practical terms, is what we need to get our country from the throat of corrupt officers.
They said don’t talk about it. What should we talk about? That we came in to play chess. We saw your thievery and stealing and looting and we say ‘okay, you can continue the same way, let’s join you. It is because we are against you. We won’t encourage you. And if we are not talking about it, what is the lesson to all Nigerians. Forget those parties, they won’t come back”.