- Stop Lamenting And Confront Government — Tinubu
Nov. 8, 2013
NewsRescue-Former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is wooing the G7 governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rescue Nigeria from 14 years of the ruling party’s “nothingness”.
He said the party had been touring the country to market it to the G7 governors, who he described as “beautiful brides”.
Besides, the APC leader advised students to march on the Villa, if the lecturers’ strike remains unresolved.
Tinubu, who spoke in Abuja at the dinner of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, said : “We have been going around . We have been talking to our brothers, we have marketed our party, our spirit, our manifesto and determination to rescue Nigeria. We have made proposals to the G7 and beautiful brides and we asked them to put additional powder, support if it is necessary. If we have to give them new shoes, please do so. High heels or low heels, please do so and let us get married to increase our number. With additional seven, eight, nine or 10 states, make it possible, we are very proud of you.”
The former governor said lamentation, envy and sophistry would not help the citizenry to rescue the country from its decline , “but if we are united, if we push the spirit of oneness, unity and determination, we will defeat and stop the drifting of the last 14 years of nothingness of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
According to him, APC’s mission to rescue Nigeria is not because the members are hungry or thirsty for power, but because it is only the result of a free and fair election a democrat should accept.
He urged National Assembly members to weed out obnoxious regulations.
In Tinubu’s view, Nigerians should stop the excesses of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since it would not surrender power on its own.
He condemned the police’s invasion of a meeting of governors in Abuja, saying: “ A DPO going to the governors’ residence to terminate their meeting. It is a shame and we should eradicate it.”
On the prolonged strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Tinubu urged Nigerians to stop lamenting and confront the Federal Government on the issue.
He said following his belief in action for positive change, he would insist that the union resumes work Thursday or the students are mobilised to the streets and Aso Villa.
Tinubu said: “It is time Nigerians move away from lamentation and move with the strength of liberation. It is time we did not give excuses for failure, inadequacies and accountability in governance. I am sorry if they don’t resume tomorrow, I order those students to be out on the streets. If our vehicles have no way to pass; if they can move to the Villa and sack the Villa, it is for their future. We should stop lamenting this as a challenge.”
He told the party men that freedom is sweet but it is not easy, adding: “You cannot eat an omelet without breaking eggs.” More on CKNNigeria