I promise to be a fair and just leader”, says Tinubu at a town hall meeting with Islamic clerics


“Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), Bola Tinubu, has said that he would be fair and just to all Nigerians if elected President.
A statement by Tunde Rahman, head of the Tinubu media office, said the APC presidential candidate said this on Tuesday in Kano at a town hall meeting with Muslim leaders from the north-west geopolitical zone.
“I promise to be a fair and just leader. This pledge is based on the Islamic teachings on leadership.
“A leader in a plural society is enjoined to be a leader for all. If elected, I shall govern in harmony with our nation’s democratic Constitution,” the statement quoted Tinubu as saying.
He appealed to religious leaders to be agents of harmony and hope, not division and disunity.
“We all must live together. No one has the right to try to lord over the other. Allah stands against such injustice. And where Allah stands, all bad things must fall.
“Mean-spirited politicians — those thinking only of themselves or those who think they mean more than the nation itself will go to great lengths to deceive or recruit eminent persons to unknowingly preach division and hatred.
“They cannot win with the truth. So, they will try to win with a lie. But a lie never wins in the end. Those they cannot beat with honesty, they seek to beat them with untruth and falsity. They want to turn servants of God into preachers of division and hateful sentiment.”
He also told the Islamic clerics that he had demonstrated a sense of unity in all his campaigns, and promised to always speak fact and truth, if given the opportunity to lead.
Tinubu promised to addressed the nation’s problems with a commitment to solving them.
“I say this not as a boast. I say it based on my record. As Lagos governor, I assembled perhaps the most diverse team by any state government.
“That team was based on competence, not tribal this or regional that. It was not based on the attire one wore or the accent one spoke with, but on the quality of one’s ideas and contributions to society.
“If given the chance by Almighty Allah, I will operate in the same spirit of inclusiveness and innovation in order to renew the hope of our people. “My highest priorities shall be the protection of our land and prosperity of its people”, he said.


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