The National leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians to join hands with the party as it bids to sweep the country clean of its problems.
Tinubu noted that ? when the wind of change blows, it sweeps clean? .
The former Lagos state governor made the call at the maiden convention of the party held at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Friday.
In his brief address, Tinubu said that he was happy that the wind of change has begun to blow in Nigeria.
“No one is more elated than me here today at this convention ground. No more is history in the making . History has been made with the formation and now the first national convention of the All Progressives Congress , APC. I welcome you all to history, ? he said .
He told the mammoth crowd that they were all gathered at the Eagle Square because of the love they have for Nigeria, adding that , they had no other country but Nigeria.
? We know no other country than Nigeria. And because Nigeria matters , we have taken up the challenge to make it better. Conscious of the fact that our country hangs on in the face of a stupendous crisis” .
? Mindful that if we do nothing the slide into anarchy and under-development will come upon us . And convinced that our collective effort and sacrifice at a time such as this can reverse for the better the lot of our people- we have put our hands to the plough. Never to look back !
He said that he was optimistic that the party will rid Nigeria of corruption and poverty . ? We cannot afford to fail or falter . Our eyes are set on a goal bigger than all of us and our destination is a Nigeria where good governance subsists and millions of our people are empowered .?
He noted that : ” We must as a party rise above self and put country first . Though we have differences, we would understand them and work together . Though we would disagree , we would hold those crucial conversations to reach an agreeable consensus”.
? These we will do because we must never let primordial or parochial sentiments stand in our way or distract us from the national rescue assignment we have embarked upon .?