Nigeria’s ruling party presidential candidate Bola Tinubu blames incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari for the fuel and Naira makeover crisis labels it sabotage
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu is wailing that the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is intent on derailing his electoral victory by the fuel and Naira redesign crisis Tinubu made this known in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during the APC presidential campaign rally on Wednesday.
Over the last few months Nigerians have been queuing at petrol stations to buy subsidised fuel at high prices with no end in sight and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) insisting that the newly redesigned Naira the national currency will be the legal tender as from February 1 three weeks to a crucial elections where Tinubu is allegedly planning to buy votes hence his outcry.
In a shaky, croaky voice the APC presidential candidate vowed that voters are prepared to walk distances to vote fuel or no fuel in order to kickstart the “revolution”.
“Even if they said there is no fuel, we will trek to vote. They have a lot of mischief; they could say there is no fuel. They have been scheming to create fuel crisis, but forget about it.”
“They don’t want this election to hold. They want to sabotage it (elections). Will you allow them?”, Tinubu asked the teeming supporters at the rally, to which they responded “No.”
“The great Nigerian youths, the great Nigerian students, the confident Nigerian youths. This is a revolution. This election is a revolution. They are plotting, but they will fail. They said fuel price will increase and reach N200 per litre. Go and relax. They don’t want this election to be held, they want to scuttle it. Will you allow them?” He asked the crowd pinning the nation’s woes on his party and President Buhari.
“Let them increase the price of fuel, only them know where they have hoarded fuel, they hoarded money, they hoarded naira; we will go and vote and we will win. Even if they changed the ink on Naira notes. Whatever their plans, it will come to nought. We are going to win. Those in the PDP will lose (won ma lule).
“I am homeboy, I have come here, you will not be put to shame, we will take over the government from them, the traitors who wanted to contest with us. They had no experience.”
“They are sabotaging fuel supply. Whether there is fuel or not, whether there is Okada (motorcycle) or not, whether there is tricycle or not, we will go and vote and we shall win. This is a superior revolution and when I tell you, you know what I mean. You know me, we are going there to win.”
“They have started coming up with the issue of ‘no fuel’. Don’t worry, if there is no fuel, we will trek to cast the vote.
“If you like increase price of fuel, hide the fuel or change the ink on the Naira notes, we will win the election,” he said.
From our correspondent in Abeokuta