Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has suggested that the fuel scarcity being experienced nationwide and the redesign of the N200, N500 and N1,000 notes are part of plans to foil his chances at the polls.
Tinubu stated this in Abeokuta on Wednesday during his campaign rally held at the M.K.O. Abiola International Stadium, Kuto.
He hinted that the unpleasant situations were created by his political opponents to cause disaffection among the citizenry towards the APC.
“Even if they said there is no fuel, we will trek to vote. They have a lot of mischiefs, they could say there is no fuel. This one too, they think they can cause crisis by sabotaging fuel supply,” said Tinubu.
“They are sabotaging fuel supply. Whether there is fuel or not, whether there is Okada (motorcycle) or not, whether there is tricycle or not, we will go and vote and we shall win. This is a superior revolution and when I tell you, you know what I mean. You know me, we are going there to win.
“They have been scheming to create fuel crisis, but forget about it. Relax, I, Asiwaju, have told you that the issue of fuel supply will be permanently addressed. Whoever wants to eat the honey embedded in a mountain won’t worry about the axe. Is that not so? And if you want to eat palm kernel, you would bring stone and use it to break it, then the kernel will come out. It’s not easy.
“Let them increase the price of fuel, only they know where they have hoarded fuel. They hoarded money, they hoarded naira; we will go and vote and we will win. Even if they change the ink on the naira notes, whatever their plans, it will come to nought. We are going to win. Those in the PDP will lose (wón ma lu lè).
“I am homeboy, I have come here, you will not be put to shame, we will take over the government from them, the traitors who wanted to contest with us. They have no experience.
“This is a revolution. This election is a revolution. They are plotting, but they will fail. They said fuel price will increase and reach N200 per litre. Go and relax. They don’t want this election to hold, they want to scuttle it.”
Speaking about his plans for the Nigerian youths, Tinubu promised to introduce a student loan scheme, as well as an educational policy that will permanently address issues of the lecturers’ agitations and ensure that students graduate from school at the appropriate time.