Tambuwal who was in Western Nigeria to continue his consultations and campaigns ahead of the November 26 PDP Presidential primaries said that, he had to forfeit his second term under the All Progressives Congress (APC) because of his commitment to the unity and development of the country which his former party was jeopardising.
Tambuwal who met with PDP delegates in Ibadan, Oyo state told the gathering that he had a 60-70% probability of wining the second term, but he decided not to only volunteer but heed the calls of Nigerians not just to run for the presidency but to also leave the APC.
The former Speaker of the House of Representatives however used the opportunity to take a swipe at the country’s security services which he said cannot protect the country because they are under staffed and ill- equipped.
He promised to embark on a massive recruitment of more hands into the various organs and department of Nigeria security services, with its total reform and overhaul.
On his arrival at the Osun state PDP party secretariat in Oshogbo, Tambuwal who was received by party delegates told them that there is the urgent need to provide alternative that will oust the APC led government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, the country is at a cross road and there is a need for leaders who can bring people together, reunite the country and secure it efficiently. He went further to layout his plans to provide jobs for the teeming youths and women due to what he termed as an enormous poverty in the country.
“We know how PDP left the economy of this country and we know what is happening today. Don’t mind what they are telling you it is just simple lie. The economy is not doing well. The fight against corruption is selective and indeed there are no jobs for our people. So have they not failed on their promises to our people?
“I assure you that this ticket by all standards and by all measures is not going to be compared to that of Muhammadu Buhari. We have understanding of the dynamics of the Nigerian state; there is no part of this country that I have been to. We shall promote national unity and harmony”, he told the gathering.
Having been a member of the National Assembly for 12 years, Tambuwal explained that he has the understanding of what it takes to provide leadership in Nigeria, having garnered enough experience to pilot the affairs of the country.
Tambuwal who is also a lawyer, having practiced in many courts within the country promised to provide a leadership in such a way that every Nigerian will be proud of the work of the country.
A PDP stalwart and member of the party’s Board of Trustess (BoT), Alhaji Shuaibu Oyedokun who said the saddest day of his life was when the Sokoto state Governor left the PDP, described him as a “legislative wizard”, dynamic and patriotic.