Nigerians must defend their votes come 2015 – Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday the 29th of march asked Nigerians to use their votes to determine their fate beyond 2015.
He said it is only through the democratic process that they can effect a change.
Speaking during the 6th annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos, former Lagos State governor said “the generality of Nigerians should be ready to vote and defend their votes next year if they want break the shackle of poverty once and for all.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is shameless. The number of years they have governed is meaningless to them but the votes they can steal matter to them most,” he added .
Tinubu went on: “They can’t account for the $20 billion; they keep dodging the question over the missing oil money. There is no story about the stolen money, they should account for the money.
“They steal public fund; they can’t account for it; they steal from pensioners. It is a shame.”
Also speaking at the colloquium which took place under the theme, The summit of the common man, Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, said ordinary Nigerians should recognise that they are the biggest stakeholders in the country.
He challenged them to lead the way in getting the country out of its present woes by voting wisely next year and beyond.
He said the common man is the biggest investor in Nigeria because he pays his taxes diligently “but the problem is that the common man has not realised that he is the biggest investor in the country. “
He said the story of the common man that was told at the gathering suggested that the top job in the country would be a difficult one for the person that emerges as President in 2015.
Fashola said ”But the common man must decide who he wants to give the top job to. He must do so with his vote by electing those who have demonstrated that, given half a change, they would deliver.
“The leader we are celebrating today comes from a humble background. He used to live in a flat somewhere in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos, which got flooded and at a different time he was a disc jokey.”