The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said the fuel and cash crisis orchestrated to hurt his campaign will not stop his victory on February 25.
He spoke in Osogbo capital of Osun State where thousands of residents received his campaign train.
The jubilant residents, members of APC and supporters thronged to the venue of the campaign, Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo via Old garage to give Tinubu a rousing welcome.
Tinubu, in the company of Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu(Lagos); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano) and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) with the national leadership of APC, arrived the venue around 4:54 pm on an open roof of a campaign bus.
They could not come out of the bus to the already prepared stage of the campaign to prevent a stampede at the venue.
Tinubu, who addressed the supporters and the elated crowd on top of the bus spoke in Yoruba, said: “Intrigues of money and fuel scarcity will not frustrate my presidential bid. There is nothing they can say. Even if they turn the money to Kobo, the place where we are going to vote is not far from our houses. We will trek to polling units to cast our votes. Wherever they put the ballot boxes, we will get there.
“You don’t smash the seed from a palm nut by being gentlemanly. We are not bastards. We were the ones that put them there and we will be the ones to succeed them. If you say you want to frustrate us, we have come a long way and no matter the situation, we will remain steadfast. We are grateful for your gesture towards us.”
He added: “All the youths searching for jobs will get a job. I want to assure you that whoever wants to learn a craft will do so conveniently. We will establish companies for our children who couldn’t gain admission.
“For those who are in school, call me a bastard if you spend more than four years. You will use four years to finish your studies. We will lend those who are not financially capable money. Whatever your school fees are, we will pay them. No child of the poor will be left out. We are all equal. Wherever they locate polling unit, we will trek to the place, we will vote and we will emerge victorious.”