The presidential hopeful of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has defended his candidacy as the rightful successor to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (returning) in 2023.
According to the Director of Communications and Communications of the Tinubu Campaign Organization, Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu said his success as governor of Lagos region from 1999 to 2007 qualified him to be the party’s custodian.
Tinubu appeared before the APC review committee on Monday to defend his presidential bid before a committee chaired by former APC national chairman John Oyegun, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.
In a statement, Onanuga said, “He (Tinubu) told the panel with confidence why he was fit to fly the APC flag as a presidential candidate.
“He cited his success as governor of the Lagos region, raising national revenue from N600 million a month, which has now grown to N51 billion today.”
Onanuga added that Tinubu had shown a lot of economic management knowledge and a complete understanding of the Nigerian political economy in his responses.
Tinubu is said to have reiterated his invitation to Enron to launch the country’s first government-based power generation project and how Nigeria will need to take over power lines as a highway.
Questions asked by the APC National leader include his upbringing, as well as the background of education and expertise.
“Tinubu impressed the council during the screening process and the way he responded and provided insight into many of the questions asked.
“The audit committee expressed satisfaction with Tinubu’s knowledge of economic and social and political issues affecting the country,” Onanuga said.