A leading presidential aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged the youths to make him President so that he can retire afterwards and pave the way for their political aspirations.
The APC presidential primary holds on May 30th with at least 20 aspirants jostling for the ticket of the party. Tinubu had earlier said it is his life ambition to become Nigeria’s president.
According to reporting by Daily Trust, Tinubu at a meeting with APC delegates in Benue assured the youths that they too will have a shot at the country’s leadership only after he has ruled as president.
He said: “Youths of Benue be determined to get your PVCs revalidated. I’m with you and my other colleagues here are with you as well as many others who are not here are with you to ensure your posterity and the hope of a united prosperous Nigeria is yours.
“So, we are of age and if you want us to retire soon but I won’t retire until I become president of Nigeria,” he said.
He added that his administration if elected as president of the country, would rekindle the hope of ordinary Nigerians.
Tinubu also said if the APC gives him the ticket, there would be no contest between him and whoever will emerge as the candidate of the opposition PDP.
Tinubu emphasised that he would bring the experience of his leadership in Lagos State as a Governor to bear on the leadership style in Nigeria.