The Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has reacted to the war of words between the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Naija News reports that Atiku and Tinubu have recently engaged in a war of words following the former Vice President’s interview on Arise Television last week Friday.
Atiku accused Tinubu of wanting to be his running mate in 2007, but he rejected it because of the Muslim-Muslim ticket…CONTINUE READING
But Tinubu countered, saying Atiku lobbied him to be his Vice-Presidential candidate in 2007, just as he wanted to be MKO Abiola’s running mate in 1993.
Speaking on Sunday during an interview on Channels TV, Fashola advised the two presidential candidates to stop the war of words and discuss the real issues affecting the nation and the citizens.
The minister asked the two leaders to talk about issues that would drive the country to prosperity and development.
Fashola, however, said that his former principal, Tinubu is the best person to drive Nigeria to prosperity because he knows his capacity and tenacity.
“They (the presidential candidates) should really recalibrate and get back to issues and that is what concerns Nigerians. Those are the debate we should really have.
“How do we move ourselves to the prosperity that is imminent for this country and who is the best person to drive that (Nigeria) vehicle to prosperity.
“In my own opinion, Asiwaju is the best person to drive that vehicle because I have worked with him at very close quarters and I know his capacity; tenacity and I think sometimes we need to test some hypotheses and the opportunity to test these hypotheses is there,” he said.