By Abiodun Nejo
The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday alleged that the naira scarcity was an artificial creation by some individuals to cause violence in a bid to achieve the desire to impose an interim national government.
Tinubu, who said the 2023 presidential election would liberate Nigerians, urged registered voters to ensure they got their permanent voter cards to vote for the APC and defy all odds to cast their votes for the party.
“They want to hoard the PVCs; don’t allow them to do so,” he added.
The APC presidential candidate, who spoke in Yoruba during the party’s presidential mega rally in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, urged the residents to come out en-masse to cast their votes for APC candidates, adding that it was the turn of the Yoruba to produce the President of the country.
He told the gathering, “This election is yours. It is a vote for good fortune. It is the election you will use to liberate yourselves. Ekiti, Yoruba, whose turn is it? Relax, this election is yours. I have what to live with, but there are many unemployed Nigerians who graduated from school.
“Ekiti people are known for good and quality education, but they want to turn us into servants. They got it wrong, we are not servants. They locked up money. Trek to your polling units, vote and stay with your vote.
“I beg you in the name of God, the situation on the ground does not need violence, do not fight with them, exercise patience. Those who created naira scarcity and locked up your money are the same ones who will unlock the money.
“They created naira scarcity to provoke you to anger so that there can be violence so that there will be disruption and so that they can postpone the election and impose an interim government. Exercise patience, even if they cause rain to fall on that day, we will vote and will win. The rat that eats poison will kill itself,” Tinubu said.
Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, said that the party needed little or no campaign for Tinubu.
Oyebanji said, “We don’t need to campaign much for Tinubu. We have all agreed to vote for him, we have all agreed to give him the highest percentage of votes in the country; we want to pay him back for all his good works for Ekiti.
“We will return home and like Jehovah’s witnesses, tell our people that it is Tinubu that can do it. Tell our people to collect their PVCs, whoever does not have a PVC is not a friend of Tinubu.”
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