2023: Fuel Scarcity, new Naira policy, ploy to sabotage general elections – Tinubu
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) general elections, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday, charged Nigerian citizens not to allow the current nationwide fuel scarcity dampen their spirits at exercising their civil responsibility, particularly at voting for his party to victory in the forthcoming general elections.
Tinubu emphatically declared that the prevailing fuel scarcity is a sabotage and a deliberate attempt by mischief makers at causing dissaffection among the citizenry towards the APC.
The APC presidential flag bearer spoke on Wednesday when his campaign train birthed in Abeokuta, for the presidential rally which held at the popular M.K.O. Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The highly elated Tinubu said he is coming with a “great revolution” that will turn around the misfortunes and suffering of the Nigerian masses to good and uplift the living standards of the citizens.
Alleging conspiracy and mischief among certain elements within the corridors of power, Tinubu said the newly redesigning of the nation’s Naira notes currency is also part of the ploy to frustrate the citizenry even when such is equally being hoarded.
He however, allayed the fears of the Nigerian voting citizenry over the continuous increase in the dispensing price of fuel, as well as the artificial scarcity of the product, assuring that the type of revolution that will be accompanying his administration will take care of such if elected as president.
“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. The other day, I told you. This one too, they think they can cause crisis by sabotaging fuel supply”.
“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 been scheming to create fuel crisis, but forget about it. Relax, I, Asiwaju have told you that the issue of fuel supply will be permanently addressed. Whoever wants to eat the honey embedded in a mountain won’t worry about the axe. Is that not so? And if you want to eat palm kernel, you would bring stone and use it to break it, then the kernel will come out. It’s not easy to.
“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 the Naira notes. Whatever their plans, it will come to nought. We are going to win. Those in the PDP will lose (wón ma lu lè)”.
“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”.
“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 hold, they want to scuttle it”.
Speaking about his plans for the Nigerian youths, Tinubu promised to introduce a students loan scheme, as well as evolve an educational policy that will parmanently address issues of the lecturers’ agitations and ensure that students graduate from school at the appropriate time.
“On this one, I’m guaranteeing you one thing: there will be student loan. Nobody will drop out of the University because of school fees. I guarantee you that nobody will have to repeat for eight years and not graduate”.
“Haba! We are too smart, we are brilliant, we are courageous, we are sharp, we will make four years course four years course. Do you agree? Will you vote whether there is fuel or not? Call your sister, we are bringing revolution. Let me say what’s on my mind”.