Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state has said Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the best for Nigeria.
The governor said this at the flag off of Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign in Ilorin, the state capital.
He said the APC ticket is the most progressive path to a greater Nigeria.
The flag-off was led by the First Lady Mrs Aisha Buhari joined by several first ladies from APC States, Deputy Governor of Kwara State Mr. Kayode Alabi top government and party officials from Abuja and across Nigeria.
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AbdulRazaq said the choice of Kwara for the campaign flag off was unique and deserving, given its pole position in gender parity and women and youths empowerment.
“I welcome all of you the great Amazons of our party to Kwara State. I express our profound appreciation for the choice of the State of Harmony to flag off the APC Women Presidential Campaign for our candidates His Excellencies Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Kashim Shettima,” the Governor said.
“Our support for Asiwaju Tinubu is not because he is perfect. Our support for Asiwaju is because of his provable excellent track record as a people’s person who is able to consolidate on the gains of the present, drive inclusive growth, and lead our country to become more prosperous.
“Asiwaju has the experience. He has the temperament. And he has the right network to make our country more united and stronger. By their antecedents, it is clear that the Asiwaju Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket is the most experienced and the most progressive combination available on the ballot in 2023.
“As advocates of gender parity, we will work with Asiwaju to ensure that the rights and privileges of the Nigerian women are fully protected.
“As the frontline state for gender inclusion and empowerment in Nigeria, I assure you of our commitment to making sure that women always get enough seats at the table where issues of public importance are decided.
“On this note, I call on the Nigerian people, especially our women, to support the APC in the coming elections for sustainable development and steady victory against all forces of evil.”
Mrs Buhari said: “We are here today to continue what I have started for the Nigerian women and youth during electioneering campaign. The women and youth presidential campaign committee has become a movement and proven to be the game changer leading to door-to-door and victory for the APC in 2015. In 2019, the same feat was repeated.
“Today, having our candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as Vice Presidential candidate, the history is set to repeat itself. We are here en masse, women and youths, ready to come up to seek your votes from men to men, women to women, house to house, door to door.
“In 2019, the feat was achieved because women used their numbers to prove their strengths, commitment and choice of the APC. The same feat will be recorded in 2023 by the Grace of God.
“APC is making progress in the field of women empowerment, and under APC, the future of women is assured. As women, we will vote for our party because the party has achieved a lot in the areas of health, education empowerment and road construction such as the second Niger Bridge.
“The APC is built on trust, values and understanding, respect and accommodation. Our campaign is devoid of hate speech unlike those hate mongers who do not wish Nigeria well.
“Our campaign is full of soft speeches, no hate speeches, no character assassination, except commitment, mobilising and solidifying our unity.
“As a woman, mother, grandmother, I advise Nigerian APC women to carry on the campaign with sense of responsibility and commitment and unity for the victory of the party.”