The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, yesterday described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a beneficiary of rigged elections.
Tinubu, who said the PDP was crying wolf about rigging in the forthcoming polls because it lacked capacity to win, added that Obasanjo who was among those raising the allegation benefitted from manipulated elections in the past. He implored the people to vote and prevent their votes from being stolen by the PDP.
At the rally, President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to Nigerians to consider him for second term in office, saying he had fulfilled all his electoral promises he made while seeking office in 2015. Buhari, who claimed victory in the anti-corruption crusade and other development projects embarked upon by his administration, said his scorecard made him deserve reelection.
The president said he had not failed the nation on the pledge to fight corruption to a standstill, secure the nation and develop the economy in order to make Nigeria self-sustaining in terms of local production.He said his administration was winning its anti-graft crusade while the economic policies of his government were designed to move the country from reliance on crude oil and food importation.
“The only thing I will remind you is my promise to fight corruption, revive the economy and fight the insurgency in the North.
“We are seriously fighting corruption and I can assure you that we will win the war as we are working with security agencies to ensure all corrupt officers face the music and justice,” he said.
He assured that, if voted in, he would create more job opportunities for the youths, revive the power sector and empower women and youths to become self-reliant through interest-free loan.