By Abubakar Yunusa.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and founder of the KAONISM Movement, Dr. Khalifa Abdulrahman Okene, is very optimistic that the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu will win the 2023 presidential election without stress.
He made the proclamation with full confidence while addressing journalists in an interview session in Abuja, noting that Tinubu possess the tenacity, doggedness and competence to bring Nigeria out of its present economic doldrums.
According to him,”Tinubu’s vast leadership experience, deep knowledge in local and global political economy, political orientation, foreign policy understanding and amongst other of his outstanding qualities and experience/expertise makes him stand out in the race.”
Dr Khalifa, while acknowledging that all the presidential candidates are credible Nigerians, submitted that Tinubu is the only nationally tested and trusted political actor among the contestants who has all it takes to effect the type of positive changes Nigerians desperately needed at this critical time.
Speaking further, Khalifa noted that Tinubu is his leader and mentor who he has directly and indirectly learned revenue generation/mobilisation, leadership succession plan and good governance from. Adding that, he is fully convinced that Asiwaju will give Nigeria the needed growth and stability going by his antecedents in Lagos State and beyond.
Speaking on the Muslim-Muslim APC ticket, the philanthropist said, “Let’s not be divided along religious line, what we should be after is the capacities of whoever will lead the country rightly and position the nation on the path of growth and advancement.
“I am sure the qualities and capacities of Tinubu and his running mate, Shettima, and what they can offer the country would make the issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket not discourage us. Both of them are ideologically endowed and can tackle the issues of economy, insecurity and other challenges in this country compared to candidates of PDP, LP, NNPP and other parties.”
He assured the Tinubu, Senator Kashim Shettima and as well the APC of his support and that of his political families across board, while also urging Nigerians to vote Tinubu/Shettima candidacy of APC to liberate the nation.