Nigeria has a great future with Tinubu – Buratai

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FORMER Chief of Army Staff and former Nigerian Ambassador to Benin, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday solicited for support for the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen Bola Tinubu.

Buratai made the call while receiving the Award of ‘Philanthropist per Excellence’ from the National Forum of Ex- Councilors in Gora, Keffi local government area of Nasarawa State.

Declaring his interest in politics, he said: “I’m ready to run for office now” and charged Nigerians to ensure continuity of the present administration.”

He said the call was premised on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in different fronts, adding that there was need for continuity to make Nigeria great.

Buratai said that the recent discovery and commitment of drilling of oil in the North East and redesign of Naira notes were some of the commendable achievements of the administration.

He said there was a need to have the right leadership that would continue with the transformational legacy of Bubari’s administration, adding that the administration had also done well in the area of infrastructure and security.

“This is a political season. The time for nominations and other pre-election activities have been conducted and now is time for campaigning and I know you come from different political parties, not a single party.

“But you know where the country is heading to, you know what President Muhammadu Buhari has done to this country, especially the successes we have achieved since 2015 to date.

“Mr President has been instrumental to the strong leadership and his commitment and the will to see that the country is secured, free from corruption and also develop and progress in terms of its economic development.

“Well, I want to say that the political terrain is still very much dynamic and as such we ensure that we have the right people in leadership in order to be able to come into power and get our country the better footing as we grow.

“Well, you know my standing. President Buhari who has been a great mentor, who has brought me to limelight, belongs to a particular party.

“So, I will not shy away from saying that that is the party to go and I believe things will be better for the foundation that President Muhammadu Buhari has laid and will be sustained.

“We have received several assurances from Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu. So by and large, I believe Nigeria has a great future and will do a lot to ensure that we continue to support the present government and the next government that will be coming.

“For now, we have a course as we move to the 2023 general election to get the right party, the right candidates for them to be in power that will be a continuation of what Mr. President has left,” he said.

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