Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu says his government will embark on aggressive development of the South Eastern part of the country if he’s elected president.
Speaking during his presidential campaign rally in Anambra, Tinubu said he’s going to address the existential problem of erosion that plagues the geopolitical zone.
The former Lagos State governor also said he would honour the memory of former senate president, Chuba Okadigbo, whom he called his friend.
He said: “You want to make Anambra a highly dependable state right? That is the memory of my dear friend Chuba Okadigbo. That is what we will continue to carry on – the joy of Chuba Okadigbo.”
Continuing, he said: “Youths of Anambra, I’m here today to concretize the promise of development that will promise you restoration and industrialisation.
“You know me, you know Tinubu, the city boy of Lagos? You know I had the Atlantic tamed in Lagos. The way we tamed the Atlantic Ocean is the same way we will tame the erosion in the eastern region. We will tame the erosion. We will make the value of your property worth more than 1,000 times of your investment.
“We will create jobs for our youths. We will industrialize and make Anambra both the economic city and the economic centre of Nigeria. Your resources will be applied to create handwork and hard work, better-paying jobs.”
He made a case against PDP for failing the South East in its 16 years of dominance as the ruling party.
“We are not like the other party that come here to lie to you. Tell them when they bring their lie, ask them how long will it take their lies to travel from Port Harcourt to Onitsha, Onitsha to Aba.
“For 16 years, PDP lied that they will give industrialisation, but instead they sold our assets to themselves and they called it privatization. Privatization to their own pockets. They privatized the industry to their pockets.
“The hour has come, your PVC is the master, the voice of commandment. Atiku said he is the candidate of the North, is that not a dog whistle? Is that not a division among us? Anambra people lived well, in prosperity and joy with me in Lagos. I started paying WAEC fees, I didn’t discriminate whether you are Igbo, Christian or anybody, I paid for everybody,” Tinubu articulated.
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