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Tinubu to Atiku: I supported you in 2007 — endorse me for president

Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to endorse him for president.

Speaking at an interactive session held by the Arewa joint committee in Kaduna, on Monday, Tinubu said he supported the former vice-president when he ran for president in 2007.

“From the late Shehu Yar’Adua, I’m standing before you saying this, even my greatest rival met me with Yar’Adua; [that is] Atiku Abubakar. He was just out of customs at that time. Ask him to go and read the civil service regulation,” he said.

“They asked him questions: ‘how did you make money?’ He said from selling cars. Can you as a civil servant be involved with other trade and businesses? You have attracted disqualification and you don’t deserve to compete with others. Nuhu Ribadu was on our platform.

“I supported Atiku Abubakar in 2007 then. Don’t blame me if I ask for a payback period. It’s payback. Let him endorse me now instead of him conducting rally around Kaduna while I’m talking to you people here.”

Tinubu added that if elected, he would ensure that rule of law is upheld in Nigeria like he did in Lagos when he was governor.

“When I assumed office in 1999, I returned Lagos to a state of law and order and rule of law. One of the candidates running against me lives in Lagos; that is Peter Obi. If you ask Atiku, where is your other valuable asset, he will say he has one at Madonna street, Lagos,” he added.

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