The All Progressives Congress has appealed to Nigerians to remain steadfast and support the party and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the face of the current hardship in the country as a result of scarcity of new naira notes
The party expressed assurance that the looming darkness facing the country would soon give way to a new dawn if Tinubu is elected the president in Saturday’s presidential poll.
Speaking in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the National Vice Chairman (South-West) of the party, Mr Issac Kekemeke, urged Nigerians to have it in mind that “the darkest part of the night is just before the dawn.”
According to him, the inability to access money, non-availability of petroleum products and other challenges are temporary, and would soon fade out. He pointed out that Tinubu had engaged the electorate like no one else had done, moving from one place to another with a programme which practically addresses current challenges facing the Nigerian people.
He said, “Our party remains grateful to the Nigeria people who have trooped out en masse to embrace Bola Ahmed Tinunu everywhere he went for campaign in spite of the temporary difficulties that stare all of us in the face.
“APC is grateful, and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, is grateful. In spite of the man-made challenges, Nigerians still embrace our party and candidate wherever he goes.
“However, we are appealing to Nigerians and the electorate to remain steadfast in their support for Asiwaju. In a short time, the looming darkness will surely give way to a new dawn.
“We are sure of this because the man-made challenges can signify only one thing, that it will soon be a new day break with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at the helm of affairs.”
Kekemeke commended the political sagacity of Tinubu and the APC governors for speaking against the Federal Government and taking it to court over its “anti-people monetary policy” in spite of the fact the government is controlled by their party.
Kekemeke called the relevant authorities to support the Independent National Electoral Commission on logistics for it to conduct a free, fair and credible election.
“This election is about Nigeria and the South-West in particular, and I know that we in the South-West are very educated and independent-minded. But in a situation where yours is the best, where yours has the best programme, where yours is embraced by others, it makes no sense to reject yours because you want to show that you are educated or independent-minded,” he added.