2023: Tinubu Speaks On Electoral Violence, Intimidation
The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has frowned against all forms of electoral violence and intimidation ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Speaking at Chatham House in London, on Monday, Tinubu said he has spent most of his political career to fight against electoral violence and any attempt to suppress the legitimate choice of voters.
The APC Presidential candidate also advised his fellow contestants in the presidential race to allow Nigerians to decide their next leader in 2023.
He said, “I stand firmly against all forms of electoral violence and intimidation.
“Haven spent most of my career in political opposition, I have long fought against electoral malpractice and any attempt to extinguish the legitimate choice of voters. I will continue to do so, I promise.
“I urge all my fellow contestants in this election to do the same. Let the sovereign will of the people decide the path of our nation. And let this election be determined by voters making their choice freely rather than the domineering intimidation of the troublesome few.”
Tinubu expressed optimism that Nigerians would vote for him in the forthcoming elections, saying he is ready to lead and govern the country.
He added: “I am confident that in a few short months, people will go to the polls and give me their mandates.
“I’m ready to lead and govern the country. I will return here to interact with you when the elections are over. I will come not with a long list of priorities for the future but with a plan for collaboration in the best interest of the country I love and dedicate myself to for a lifetime.”