The governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Benue State, Rev. Fr Hyacinth Alia on Wednesday commended delegates of the just concluded APC presidential primary for their wise choice in ensuring a greater Nigeria.
He said their decision was to build confidence in Nigerians for a total transformation of the country.
In a statement issued to journalists by his media aide, Donald Kumun, the guber candidate congratulated Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his emergence as the APC presidential flag bearer.
According to the statement, Tinubu’s victory at the just concluded primary followed a democratic global best practice and expressed the confidence that Nigerians would vote massively for him, in the forthcoming general elections.
The statement added that the party delegates voted the national leader as the best bet for the nation, having considered his stride records, and the obvious desires of Nigerians in dire need of a leader with the highest modern leadership acumen to provide the required development for the nation with reputable International connections.
He described the exercise as free and fair, saying that the outcome was an indication that APC is ready for a successful outing in the forthcoming general elections.
“The reign of Tinubu as Lagos State governor reformed the state from the waste management system to financial management within the public sector.
“Tinubu lays out steps to improve incentives for civil servants, including salary increases, improving quality and hygiene of working environments, and teaching investment principles and how to work toward home ownership. His payroll-system reforms removed thousands of ghost workers from the system. He applied principles he learned in the corporate world to the public sector reform effort.
“Sen. Tinubu also details the steps he took in removing endemic corruption in the public sector, which included eliminating cash payments to the government. He brought back expatriates to improve the hospitals and transportation system in Lagos State. He also touched on the difficulties in working with a federal government that sometimes undermined reform efforts,” Fr. Alia praised.
The gubernatorial candidate called on Tinubu to always remember Nigerians who believe in the new Nigeria, retain faith in the possibilities as a people and are doing their best in their various corners to build the nation through honest and committed endeavours.
He assured the party presidential candidate, the National Working Committee of the party, the leadership of All Progressives Congress and the entire people of Benue State, of his unflinching support towards ensuring that the interests of the electorates both in the State and at the National level are prioritized.