Monday, September 25, 2023

I’ll take back Nigeria from 16 years of PDP’s mystery, poverty: Tinubu

The ruling party’s presidential candidate indicated in his acceptance remarks that he would be running against the opposition rather than on his party’s record.

• June 8, 2022
Bola Tinubu
Bola Tinubu [Credit: BAT]

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, has said he will take back Nigeria from the Peoples Democratic Party.

Mr Tinubu, during his acceptance remarks at Eagle Square on Wednesday, said the PDP caused mystery and poverty when it was in power.

Mr Tinubu’s party has been in power since 2015 when Muhammadu Buhari won election. He was reelected in 2019 and will complete his second four-year term in May 2023.

Although the PDP had powers for 16 years from 1999 to 2015, Nigerians have said the current poverty and deprivation currently ravaging the country should be blamed on the APC.

“The cat that lied down quietly is not a pretence of death but the breathing of energy to devour its enemy,” We will run. We will do it. We will take the poverty development party, called the PDP, 16 years of mystery, 16 years of failure, 16 years of forgetting about our children’s future,” Mr Tinubu said. “We will bring back our country and build the best nation for our children.”

Mr Buhari spent his early years in government blaming the PDP, which caused repeatedly a war of words between the opposition party and pro-government spokespeople.

Mr Tinubu’s comment indicated that he would be running against the opposition rather than his party’s record.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Nigerian Army and police officers

Hot news Home top

Police, army foil kidnap attempts as gunmen attack Katsina housing estate

A resident said the assailants stormed the estate at about 11:00 p.m. and immediately began to shoot into the air.

John Owan-Enoh


FG committed to increasing investment in sports development: Minister

He said Tinubu made the right decision in creating a separate ministry for sports.

FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike [Credit: Chi Geru]


Wike gives three-month grace to owners of 189 undeveloped plots to start work

He stated that the affected property owners were expected to develop the property within the stipulated period. 



Mohbad’s outrage rages, Tems’ pregnancy rumour, other entertainment highlights this week

The week’s entertainment highlights featured heartfelt expressions of grief from both fans and celebrities of Mohbad



2023 Igbo Day: South-East governors solidly behind Ohaneze, says Iwuanyanwu

The Igbo leader commended Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State for accepting to host the Igbo Day.

Ekiti State House of Assembly


Ekiti Assembly summons sports council officials over athletes’ ‘shabby outfit’ at sports festival

The assembly directed the officials to appear before its committee as a proactive measure against future occurrence of the situation.