Tinubu to focus on issue-based campaigns – Onanuga

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Marketing campaign Council for Bola Tinubu has assured that it’s going to focus on issue-based campaigns forward of the 2023 basic elections.

Director, Media and Publicity of the council, Bayo Onanuga, gave the reassurance in a press release on Monday in Abuja, whereas reacting to Peoples Democratic Celebration’s (PDP) damaging propaganda in opposition to the APC.

He described the PDP as a celebration nonetheless battling with management disaster and with no legacy of visionary planning, saying it has no place in Nigeria’s future.

Mr Onanuga listed some accomplished tasks deserted by the PDP administration to embody the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Abuja-Kaduna railway and the Second Niger Bridge.

He added that the PDP left undone railroads, roads, energy and ports that signalled a prostrate economic system and a socially disoriented nation.

He recalled that Mr Tinubu had contrasted the PDP period with seven years of the APC-led authorities and its plans for the long run.

“They spent 16 years and forgot that there’s a railway infrastructure that may do haulage, human carriage, animal and meals carriage throughout the size and breadth of the nation.

“These are folks nonetheless preventing for management of their social gathering, on the lookout for the course of the compass, we’re not equal in any respect; we’re smarter. We all know the highway; allow them to comply with.

“We’re not simply those to hurl abuses and insults at our rivals’ social gathering, we don’t want it.

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“We’re smarter; we’re sensible; we’re brave; we’re not like them,” he quotes Mr Tinubu as saying.

Mr Onanuga famous that as a substitute of the PDP to reply to points raised by Mr Tinubu not too long ago, the social gathering deserted all decorum and hurled private abuses at him.

He described this because the trademark of a celebration that has nothing to supply the folks, including that no respectable particular person expects PDP to do higher.

In accordance to him, the PDP and its leaders had been clueless as a ruling social gathering and nonetheless rudderless in opposition.

He reassured that the APC and its presidential candidate would focus on points vital to bettering the standard of lifetime of Nigerians throughout the coming campaigns.

He mentioned PDP solely needed to hold its floundering marketing campaign alive by partaking in groundless muckraking, including that the APC nonetheless stays the social gathering to beat.

Mr Onanuga added that regardless of PDP’s damaging propaganda that the APC authorities had achieved nothing, the administration’s achievements had been there for even the blind to see.

“Allow us to make it clear to the PDP: the present APC authorities has many achievements to be happy with not like the PDP.

“It squandered and plundered Nigeria’s assets and couldn’t even ship a easy Second Niger bridge to the folks of South-East, which have at all times delivered votes for it since 1999.

“To the disgrace of PDP and everlasting credit score to APC, President Muhammadu Buhari will fee the bridge this yr.
and can full the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, deserted for 16 years by the PDP,” Mr Onanuga mentioned.

He added that amongst its many laudable achievements, the present APC-led authorities had to its credit score Lagos-Ibadan, Warri-Itakpe rail community and over 13, 000 kilometres of roads.

He additionally listed bridges at completely different levels of completion throughout the nation which distinction with the PDP years, which in accordance to him spent N633 billion on roads nobody may see in its first 10 years.

He added that the Buhari administration had accomplished no fewer than 5 airports.

He mentioned the administration would take the credit score for guaranteeing that the 17 billion U.S. {dollars} Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Complicated and the three billion U.S. {dollars} Lekki Deep Sea Port had been achieved.

Mr Onanuga mentioned Mr Buhari may level to unprecedented investments in agriculture by the Anchor Debtors scheme for rice, maize, cotton and others.

He added that beneath the APC-led administration, Nigeria grew to become the most important producer of rice in Africa chopping down rice and meals import invoice considerably.

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He additionally mentioned Nigeria remained web producer of maize, sesame, yam, millet, cashew and sorghum on the again of the life-changing investments in agriculture by the Buhari administration.

“The APC authorities accomplished over 200 dams and irrigation tasks to assist farmers plant all year long. In 2021, Nigeria produced 23 million tonnes of maize in accordance to Maize Farmers Affiliation.

“The Buhari authorities will probably be eternally remembered for its unprecedented social funding programme that has decreased poverty within the land and given hope to thousands and thousands of susceptible properties.

“Probably, our social gathering and candidates acknowledge the brand new challenges of insecurity and the economic system, these are being confronted squarely by the Buhari administration,” Mr Onanuga mentioned.

He, nonetheless, mentioned the incoming APC authorities beneath Mr Tinubu is already strategising on how to cope with the issues, saying governing was a continuum.


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