A group, known as the Lawyers Network for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has hailed the manifesto of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
This was as the lawyers noted that Tinubu provided the electorate with a clear manifesto and action plans on how to take up governance upon his emergence at the 2023 polls.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Sufyanu Sai’du at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, knocked other presidential candidates who have yet to present their manifesto.
He said beyond blackmails and propaganda by Tinubu’s opponents, the APC presidential candidate has had direct engagement with all sections of society.
Sai’du said, “Elections provide an important opportunity to advance democratisation and encourage political liberalisation. In the build-up to the forthcoming 2023 elections, we have assured Nigerians in our preceding media briefing in Lagos that, as lawyers and social engineers, we shall continue to engage the electorate for proper guidance on their choice of candidates. The excitement of the masses about the forthcoming elections is such that it breathes hope and anticipation that we can survive our basic challenges as a country.
“However, there is an appalling trend which has over the years characterised our politics during every election, and obviously 2023 will not be an exception. We have a society that deviates and gets distracted from issue-based campaigns but pursues frivolities over purpose, and we may often subject ourselves to more ridicule before the international community.
“More interestingly, it is only the candidacy of Tinubu/Shettima that has provided the electorate with a clear manifesto and action plans on how to take up governance upon their emergence at the polls. Laughably and pitiably, one of the candidates has told the world that his manifesto is in his head even in less than 100 days to the election.
“Nigerians must be watchful and weary of opportunists and people who do not even appreciate our history. Rather than focus on issues, the opponents of Tinubu/Shettima have consistently thrown out offensive and often defamatory statements attacking the man of an unequalled antecedent in governance.
“The latest of this infantile attack is the issue of order of forfeiture by the United States Government of funds in some accounts bearing the name of Bola Tinubu. This has no substance in law at all. Beyond these cheap blackmails and propaganda, we will remind Nigerians that the combination of Tinubu/Shettima is that of men who have their history in the public sphere as legislators and governors, unlike the other major contenders.”