Ahmadu Bello, Awolowo and Azikiwe are looking at you to vote for me says Sen. Lawal as he woos APC Delegates for votes.
Newsonline reports that the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawal has called on his party’s delegates to remember that Ahmadu Bello, Awolowo and Azikiwe are looking at them to vote for him in the coming primary election.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawal who has been in the National Assembly for 19 years, is one of the All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential aspirants in the coming primary election.
Senator Lawal who is representing Yobe North Senatorial District in the Red Chamber is among the aspirants who bought an interest declaration form of his party APC at an outrageous N100 million.
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In his passionate appeal to the delegates of his party, the Senate President said the delegates should help in building the Republic of Nigeria as Ahamdu Bello, Awolowo and Azikiwe, who are looking at them in the coming primary election.
Senator Lawal said, “Al-Haji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Al-Haji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Herbert Macaulay, Professor Eyo Ita, Alvan Ikoku, Chief Anthony Enahoro, Sir Egbert Udo Udoma, Al-Haji Aminu Kano, Chief S. A. Ajayi, Joseph Tarka, Chief Sunday Awoniyi, Dennis Osadebay and all the other great men that founded, made and preserved this great Republic are looking down and smiling fondly at every single one of you as you take your place in history in duty and service of your great party and ultimately, your nation.
“May you all be protected and directed through wisdom as you journey to the presidential primary election to speak for yourself, your family, your generation, your future, your state and for Nigeria.”
The longest-serving member of the National Assembly also called on the delegates to remember his qualities as a leader in his political career and make the right decision by voting for him.
“If one has always done something a certain way, they are likely to do that same thing in the same manner in the future. The same goes for how one navigates or pillages in leadership.
“Thus, as you, the delegates, are determining the APC party presidential flag bearer, it is important to look at past behavior to elicit what behaviors, avarice & rapacity candidates have exhibited in the past. It is important for you to access all candidates along this parameter.”
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Stating his passion to defend all parts of Nigeria, that is marred by division and insecurity if given the party flag in the coming primary, Ibrahim Lawal said, “Dear delegates, I give you my word, I will defend the constitution. I’ll defend our democracy. I will defend Nigeria. I will defend every single Nigerian from every nook and cranny, across the length and breath of the nation and from every corner.
“I commit to defending all 371 spectacular tribes existing in this brilliant, colourful, diverse and beautiful nation.
“This and nothing more than this is what we owe to our forefathers, this is what we owe to each other and this is what we owe to the generations that will follow behind us; to our children and our children’s children.”
Newsonline reports that Senator Lawal, whose National Assembly, has not taken a decisive step to address the lingering Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, strike, which is entering its 109 days, promised to ensure a better education for Nigerian students.
“I want to offer you a dream of justice for all, a dream of uniting to fight the foes we face, a dream of unity under one single ideal, common purpose, common endeavor and resolve; a dream to right the wrongs of our past, a dream of work, employment, functioning safe schools, security, electricity, infrastructure, stable economy, compassion for citizenry, technology, opportunity and so much more that Nigerians desire.
“I will give you my all, thinking not of power, but of possibility and the public good. I want you to take my hand so that together, we can show the Nigerian story of hope, unity, tolerance, healing, principle, greatness and goodness.” He said.