Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says Nigerians must choose reason over sentiment during the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu said this on Wednesday in his message to Nigerians as the campaigns for the 2023 general election begin.
The former Lagos governor said he is ready to lead the country to greater glory through innovative ideas, and he urged Nigerians to be wise and discerning in their choice of a president.
He added that Nigerians must be wise, and must favour reason over sentiment.
He said the nation could not afford to make a wrong choice in the next year’s presidential election.
“Today marks the official commencement of 2023 presidential election campaign activities across the country. I invite all Nigerians to join me and His Excellency Senator Kashim Shettima on this exciting and important journey as we set out a shared vision of renewed hope for the people of our dear country, Nigeria.
“We will, in the weeks and months ahead, be taking our dream of a functional, safe, secure and prosperous Nigeria to every part of Nigeria, and we will continue to put forward our plan to lead this country towards its best future.”
The former Lagos State governor noted that the nation stood at a threshold of history, and like almost every other nation in the world, faced significant challenges.
According to him, citizens had been responsible for some of the challenges, while others were consequences of factors beyond their control.
“We must be wise, we must be discerning, and we must choose progress. We must favour reason over sentiment.
“I am prepared and ready, with my running mate, to provide the leadership that will inspire our country to greater glory with new thinking, innovative ideas and vision,” he stated.