Former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 12-year rule as demonic.
Tinubu said this“ demon of the corrupt government in the last12 years must be chased out at the next election.”
In his speech at the 3rd convocation ceremony of the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil where he was conferred with a doctorate degree Honour, Tinubu said the federal government had made more Nigerians poorer, adding that the current high unemployment rate and terror in the country caused by poor leadership of the PDP was no longer acceptable.
The APC chief said; “There is no shame in wanting democracy to flourish, there is no shame in wanting prosperity for all Nigerians, there is no shame for anybody to be poor, but it’s a sin and unacceptable to keep the people poor at the expense of their enormous wealth.”
He therefore urged Nigerians, especially the youth to defeat poverty, terror, crime, religious crisis and calls for regional divide as the PDP national government was doing everything possible to divide the country along regional lines, adding that, “We say no, the country must triumph.”
He stressed that the political trends under the merger of APC had shown the ability to reconstruct Nigeria into a big and proud country and the political will to chase away the PDP demon.
“Nigerians are tied of complaining as the government at the center is there for too long, and there is need for change. We must tighten our belt, but not for corruption or disintegration of the country, rather for the continuity and prosperity of the country,”he said.
Others awardees were the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk, a minister in the Second Republic, Senator Hamisu Musa and a post-mortem doctorate degree on literary icon, Malam Mudi Spikin.