Umaru Al-Makura, APC chieftain, says none of the presidential candidates can match the competence and achievements of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Al-Makura made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday in Abuja.
The former governor of Nasarawa state said the combination of Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, if elected in 2023, would put the country on the path of progress and development.
Al-Makura said: “Take the pairs of all the political parties’ presidential candidates and their running mates.
”You cannot find any of them that can come close to the combination of Tinubu and Shettima.
”Take them one by one and compare them with any of the two pairs in other parties, you won’t go far before you realise that it is not a contest.
”Take Tinubu and what he has done in Lagos State and the country physically, politically, socially, culturally and economically, I do not see any presidential candidate that can match his competence, achievements and vision.”
Al-Makura said in terms of defence of democracy, none among all the candidates can be called the defender of Nigeria’s democracy than Tinubu.
He said ”in the course of trying to defend Nigeria’s democracy, Tinubu had to flee the country”.
”Tinubu and others stood their guns to ensure that democracy was rooted in the country.”
The lawmaker also commended Tinubu for mentoring many prominent Nigerians.
Al-Makura said: “Look at the way he mentored people. I call him a mentor of mentors. You can liken Tinubu to our leaders of the first republic.
”The Sardaunas, Akintolas, the Awolowos, the Azikiwes, who made people what they were at that time.
”And this to me is a leader that is cut in their image. Talk about any prominent Nigerian.
”Get a number of prominent Nigerians that have excelled and attained certain very enviable positions, you find a substantial number of them were mentored by Tinubu. Examples are all over the place to see.
”So, you can see his impact in human capital development, physical and economic infrastructural development and democratic advancement.” (NAN)