AMOSUN: THIS IS NOT NIGERIA OF OUR DREAMS
Ibikunle Amosun says he would focus on security and infrastructure if elected President
“There’s no problem that is insurmountable. All the banditry we are battling in south-west and what happened in Ondo – this is not the Nigeria of our dream,” Amosun said.
THANK YOU HUG
Bola Tinubu shares an embrace with Godswill Akpabio after he stepped down for him.
“We have a duty to build on the labours of our leaders’ past. I am prepared to sacrifice my ambition –and one person I have worked with it, a mentor – that I will recommend to my supporters to offer the support to Tinubu,” Fayemi says.
DIMEJI BANKOLE ALSO STEPS DOWN FOR TINUBU
Dimeji Bankole, former speaker of the house of representatives, has become the fourth APC presidential hopeful to step down for Bola Tinubu.
The journey so far: Four APC presidential hopefuls have so far dropped their bids for Bola Tinubu.
BADARU BACKS TINUBU FOR APC TICKET Mohammed Badaru, Jigawa governor, says Bola Tinubu is the right man to get the ticket of the party. “For this reason, I want to confirm my withdrawal and ask my supporters to vote for Ahmed Bola Tinubu,” he said.
Senator Ajayi Boroffice has also relinquished his presidential bid for Bola Tinubu. Six endorsements in the bag for Tinubu — so far.
ONU DEMANDS JUSTICE FOR SOUTH-EAST
Ogbonnaya Onu, presidential hopeful, is speaking. He says a south-easterner should “ordinarily” replace President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Everybody in this party knows the role I played in bringing the party to be. Mr President what is important is that we must ensure that justice is upheld. We need someone from the south-east to replace him (Buhari),” Onu says.
BAKARE: I WILL NOT STEP DOWN FOR ANYONE
Tunde Bakare says he is not interested in dropping his presidential ambition. “I am not here to step down for anyone,” he says.
“I respect all aspirants and I have said wonderful things about them, including Bola Tinubu. I am here by the grace of God to step up to the delegates as the 16th president of Nigeria.
Amaechi briefly touches on the monetisation of politics. “What is our source of revenue?” he asks, then adds: “The problem of the Nigerian state is all of us.”
Rochas Okorocha, former Imo state governor, is now making his case for the votes of the delegates. “If this convention had taken place on the 30th, I won’t have been here because I was somewhere in detention,” he said.
“My delegates, the hour has come, the die is cast. You must search your conscience.
OKOROCHA: I’M THE COMMANDER OF FREE EDUCATION
Rochas Okorocha has described himself as the commander of free education who has helped many children to get into school.
The former governor said he is not interested in the ongoing “dramatic political jingoism” and does not want anyone to step down for him.
BREAKING: NICHOLAS FELIX STEPS DOWN FOR OSINBAJO
Nicholas Felix is delivering a passionate pitch to the delegates. The 40-year-old pastor says youths deserve better and must be involved in government. He then proceeded to step down for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Tein Jack-Rich, an oil magnate, is sharing the story of his life and struggles.
FROM N25,000 TO $1BN
Tein Jack-Rich said he built his business from as little as N25,000.
“I started my business with N25,000. Today it has created over $1bn,” he said.
WHITE LION TAKES THE STAGE
Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, is now on the podium to pitch for the votes of the delegates.
BUHARI’S FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Just a few of the facial expressions of President Muhammadu Buhari at the ongoing APC special convention.
BELLO: I WILL DEFEAT ATIKU
Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says he can defeat Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, in the 2023 election.
“I’m well to build on the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari. I will defeat Atiku,” Bello says.
Source: The Cable twitter handle