PRESIDENTIAL candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, has lauded the national leaders of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, for creating what he described as formidable opposition party.
This is just as he expressed confidence of winning Saturday’s presidential election and becoming the next president of the country.
Buhari gave the commendation on Wednesday, at the colloquium in honour of Tinubu, saying that the duo, among others, had shown exemplary leadership concerning the success now credited to the party all over the country today.
He observed that Nigerians never thought the merger of legacy parties that transformed to APC was possible, given the political history of the country.
“But this merger, if there are two people responsible for it, they are Tinubu and Akande. They did it because their constituencies believed in them,” Buhari said.
“We have been trying since 2005 and this time, a look at the PDP government at the centre shows us that the merger would be worthwhile to save the country. Now we have the APC and the fear of the APC is the beginning of wisdom in Nigeria.
“Our success as a party can only be undermined by people that are not among us. How we have conducted ourselves according to the law, from the merger, to the convention and till date, is huge,” the APC presidential candidate said.