National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Saturday described President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration excuse on the alleged missing $20bn oil revenue, untenable.
The APC leader who spoke at the sixth Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos titled ‘The Summit of the Common man’, added that the electorate would not continue to vote for a government that refused to give them electricity.
“They are so shameless that the number of years they have ruled does not matter to them. Don’t change the subject matter. Account for the missing money or go. All the explanations they gave about the missing money are just explanations. They steal from pensioners. We must kick them out.
“The change is for you to vote and defend it. We must break the shackles of poverty. How can we continue to vote for a government that refused to give us petrol and which removed subsidy on petroleum products. Are we sadistic? Do we enjoy being punished?” he stated.
Also, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola urged the electorate to be mindful of those they elect.
He said, “ You must pay critical attention to the people you vote for.
I know that we have employed somebody for the top job in this country but when we asked him about his qualifications and experience, he said he had no shoes. You must decide whether you want someone who spends most of his time in church or mosque, or the man who is ready to spend his time on the job.”
Fashola also said Tinubu had solved problems, built an array of leaders and passed the torch to them.
Selected Nigerians across the country also shared their experiences ranging from unemployment, poverty, and injustice to audiences at event.
They included a farmer, Nasiru Daudawa, an unemployed graduate, Sopriye Victor and a fisherman, Eric Dooh.
In his remark, Chairman of the event, The Most Reverend, Ephraim
Ademowo, described the APC national leader as an uncommon man.
He said, “He is a consummate and tested politician. A master strategist and a libertarian par excellence. He is kind to a fault.”
Those who attended the event included APC interim Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, a former military Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), Chief Segun Osoba, Prof Pat Utomi, Governors of Ogun, Osun and Ekiti states, among many others.
Efforts to reach the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan Dr. Reuben Abati, for his comments were futile on Saturday night. Calls made to his mobile number by our correspondent didn’t go through while a text message to the same number was not replied as at press time.