The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said he was intoxicated with victory, to have won the party’s presidential primary, because he never thought he would win the election.
Penpushing reports that, Tinubu made this known on Wednesday after he was declared winner of the primary held at Eagle Square in Abuja, having defeated other contestants with 1,271 votes, adding that he hold no grudges against members of his party who worked against his candidature.
“I did not expect to win, I won. I must be intoxicated with victory. The competition is now over. Those who did not support me, you have nothing to fear. I hold no grudges and grievances. Let us each agree to join hands in defeating PDP and beat back their retrogressive understanding of Nigeria,” he said.
“They had 16 years, they depleted our resources and left us with hunger. Let us dig their graves by defeating them in the next election because they are the agents of poverty, terror, violence and lying”, he added.
Penpushing further reports that, Tinubu, in his victory speech thanked all the seven aspirants who stepped down for him during the primary, assuring them that he would not disappoint them if eventually voted into power in 2023.
“You chose to step down through personal ambition and conviction that I will do a better job not because you denigrate yourself but because you trust in my brain that I am a thinker and I am a doer”, he emphasised
Penpushing also reports that, Tinubu commended other candidates for putting up a good fight, noting that it is a difficult thing to run for president, , adding that the stiff and bold competition they offered made the party stronger
The former Lagos State Governor added that, the competition equally him made better, humbled and grateful to all of them, and described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who also contested in the primaries, as a good and supportive pillar to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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