The former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Friday backed the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to win the 2023 presidential election.
Fani-Kayode, who stated this when he featured in a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, described the ex-Lagos state governor as a witty politician with a huge pedigree at the highest level of Nigeria’s politics.
The ex-minister was emphatic in his assessment of the APC candidate’s chances against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar whom he described as a formidable politician.
He, however, dismissed insinuations that the contest between the two veteran politicians would be a walkover for Tinubu.
He also declared that the APC flag bearer would do more to enhance Nigeria’s unity than Atiku if elected as the country’s president in 2023.
Fani-Kayode said: “Atiku is unfit to rule Nigeria at this critical time. The country needs someone better, more experienced, and more formidable. The party he is running from is filled with a lot of contradictions. So Tinubu is a better shot for Nigeria at the moment. He has been in the game for years and has done a lot. He will definitely enhance Nigeria’s unity more than Atiku.
“This is not 2005. All of us will work decisively against Atiku in order to ensure that APC wins. With the support of the government, the president, and other supporters, APC will clinch the presidency come 2023.
“I’m confident APC will win the forthcoming elections. We know Atiku is capable and filled with a network. We won’t underestimate him. But, hopefully, we’ll defeat him.”
On Tinubu’s running mate, the ex-minister insisted that the decision was for the APC candidate to make.
He added: “The decision is for him. All he has to do is consult with the leadership of the party, the president and see the possibility of coming up with a nice decision. Legitimately, North-East and North-Central have the right. Whenever he chooses to go, the ultimate goal is for the party to emerge victorious in 2023. I don’t believe religion should be a barrier to this. What’s important is the competence of whoever is to be picked.”
I am here to ask a question to every leader who stand to declare that they want the better Nigeria tomorrow. What is the dream leader you desire for tomorrow Nigeria?
Search your conscience and do the right thing, it time to let go of tribalism, sentiment and self interest and do the right thing this time, eg
Analytic comparison of Tinubu, Atiku, and Peter obi: Age wise, health wise, mental cor-ordination, selflessness,purity, integrity. We view a leader on human value not on self or capital interest so i dare you to sell your conscience this time around. Atiku has failed us as a leader, who is Tinubu? Who abandoned his youths during end SARS perhaps we’ve forgotten so soon his role in it, so is that the better Nigeria you all speak of? One who has embarked on a journey campaigning with your money to get your supports, what is his vision for Nigeria? Or is he coming to use us as first aid or capital gain. What is your definition of a true leader?? Does your choice leader today understand Human Development Index or is this for safe fame? Leaving Nigeria to a low rate. We seek for a leader who will change the face of Nigeria back to its beauty its ever had but has been deprived n been stolen by vision less leaders. I see that happening if for once we let go of self pride n tribalism, doing it right this time by going for Peter Obi. If Osibanjo won the primaries, he would have been a good one but in his absence Peter Obi will transform Nigeria. Please we’ve lost enough, Tinubu needs bed rest, please tell him to go home n allow the young ones take care of him. We need a better Nigeria with young minds not old men pits whose brain cells will soon collapse. Please do it right this time.