The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that with the support of the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, he is confident of leading the country.
Speaking at the 7th edition of the Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit on Friday, Tinubu begged El-Rufai to stay back in the country in 2023 to work with him if he is eventually elected president.
He said, “If you leave me on the podium I will continue to campaign here, begging El-Rufai not to run away from Nigeria in 2023 because we need your creativity at this critical time.
“I am confidently telling you that I will lead this country in 2023 with your support. I have the ability to surmount all the problems and to bring the country on the right track to prosperity.”
On insecurity, Tinubu said, “No inch of this country will be conceded to banditry, we will fight it to a standstill. Under my leadership, we will use counter-insurgency technology to eliminate crimes in our society and your lives will be secure.”
Speaking on the economy, the APC presidential flagbearer said, “We will privatise the ease of doing business and ensure steady power supply and distribution.”
He maintained that Nigeria will succeed and move on to prosperity adding, “I will assemble intelligent Nigerians both men and women for the progress of our country. We will champion an effective government that will block revenue leakages for proper accountability.”
Responding, El-Rufai promised to stay in the country even if it was on a part-time basis