A leading chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Coordinator of the Tinubu Support Group, Dr Abiola Oshodi has expressed optimism that the APC will emerge victorious in the 2023 elections.He said the APC Presidential candidate would take over from the current regime of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the duo of Tinubu and Shettima are tested and trusted politicians who would steer the ship of the Nigerian state to a prosperity and to the admiration of all.
Dr Oshodi, a Canada-based Consultant Psychiatrist and also the Diaspora coordinator of the Asiwaju Progressives Diaspora, APG, said the two former Governors of Lagos and Borno States respectively who were also elected senators of the federal republic of Nigeria are safe and experienced pair of hands.
He said, Tinubu and Shettima are experienced politicians , they know where the shoe pinches, they know where Nigeria ails and they know what to do, and because they are so experienced with both private and public backgrounds, they will hit the ground running from day one.
“Nigerians cannot afford to hand over the destiny of the most populous and the biggest economy in Africa to politicians not verse in managing a diverse and promising country like Nigeria.
Senators Tinubu and Shettima – both are verse in financial management.
“Both are two term governors, both have served in the Senate, both had worked meritoriously in the private sector and the public service, making them very credible to lead the country.
“They know how to manage the resources, human and materials committed to their hands.
” Tinubu turned around the economy of Lagos State and put it on a continuous and sustainable growth trajectory, he set up the Lagos State security trust fund thereby rejigging the security of Lagos so that in the most commercialised city in Nigeria, the inhabitants can sleep with their eyes closed and without fear of being unduly attacked .
“As for Senator Shettima as governor, thrived and excelled in the line of fire from as Borno State witnessed monumental strides from- 2011-2019 when he was the governor despite the sustained and continuous threats posed by Boko Haram and other terrorist groups.”
Dr Oshodi pointed out that Senator Tinubu, as the governor from 1999-2007 laid the foundation of today’s Lagos State government because of that groundwork.
Lagos according to the current Lagos State publication, accounts for 26.7% of Nigeria’s total GDP and more than 50% of non-oil GDP ,with 50% of Nigeria’s non-oil industrial capacity located in Lagos.
“Lagos remains Nigeria’s financial hub with all major banks and the Nigerian Stock Exchange having their headquarters in the city and accounts for over 80% of the country’s foreign trade flows and generates over 50% of Nigeria’s port revenues”, he stated.