The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, May 21, says, evil and politics will not divide Nigeria.
He made this known while soliciting support from APC delegates in Jigawa, ahead of the party’s presidential primaries.
Tinubu also referred to one of the national leaders of the APC, and said despite his keen interest in the contest, “he believes in the supremacy of Nigeria above any personal interest.”
The presidential aspirant alleged that there were some “evil forces that wish evil for Nigeria but certainly, they will fail as good people of the country are praying to God to save the country.”
“We must work together to build the nation and make Nigeria grow bigger than all of us.”
“I am here before you to solicit your support; and I hope you will vote for me at our party’s presidential primary.
“I assure you that if given the mandate; we will join hands with all good people of Nigeria to move the country forward for peace, unity, and prosperity.
“My dreams and plans are to have a Jigawa that is full of opportunities for farming, commerce, and trade; as well as a country with full opportunities for health care services, education, and food security for all,” Tinubu said.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says only three elected ad-hoc delegates per ward and one elected national delegate per local government will vote at its forthcoming primaries and national convention.
The party made the declaration in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, May 21, by its National Organising Secretary, Mr Umar Bature.
Bature stated that the decision was taken in consonance with Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act 2022; as amended by the National Assembly.
The sub-section states that delegates vote at indirect primaries; also, the National Convention of political parties to elect candidates for elections shall be those democratically elected for that purpose only.
Section 84 (8) of the Electoral Act, therefore, allows only statutory delegates to participate in political parties’ congresses and conventions.
The statutory delegates include the president, governors, National Assembly members, state assembly members, local government chairmen, and councillors.
“Consequently those qualified and eligible to vote as delegates in the forthcoming primaries; also, National Convention of our great Party, the PDP are the three ad hoc delegates per ward, elected at the ward congresses.
“Also qualified are one national delegate per local government elected at the local government area congresses,’’ Bature stressed.