Former Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Al-Makura, on Monday praised the role of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in defence of Nigeria’s democracy.
He said Tinubu has been actively defending Nigeria’s democracy since as far back as 1993.
The Nigerian lawmaker who was analyzing those contesting the 2023 presidential election, said no other party candidate stood the chance of the former Governor of Lagos State, Naija News reports.
According to him, Tinubu has paid the price having sacrificed his time and comfort by going abroad for the sake of Nigeria’s democracy about three decades ago.
Al-Makura stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi cannot match Tinubu’s competence, achievements, and vision altogether.
The APC chieftain said the combination of Tinubu and former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima if elected next year would put Nigeria on the path of progress and development.
Al-Makura said: “Take the pairs of all the political parties’ presidential candidates and their running mates.”
The lawmaker added: “You cannot find any of them that can come close to the combination of Tinubu and Shettima.
“Take them one by one and compare them with any of the two pairs in other parties. You won’t go far before you realise that it’s not a contest.
“Take Tinubu, and what he has done in Lagos state and the country physically, politically, socially, culturally and economically, I don’t see any presidential candidate that can match his competence, achievements and vision.”
He added, “In the course of trying to defend Nigeria’s democracy, Tinubu had to flee the country. He and others stood their guns to ensure that democracy was rooted in the country.
“How many brave Nigerians could do what Tinubu has done to this country way back in 1993? He sacrificed his time and comfort for the sake of democracy.”