Tinubu, Osinbajo donate cash, others to victims in Kaduna
• Urge for peace during next month’s polls
THE Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Kaduna, donated N10 million to victims of 2011 post election violence in Kaduna.
Tinubu, who said the money was his personal contribution to the sympathetic condition of the victims, appealed to those affected by the unfortunate 2011 election crisis in the state, drawn from both Christian and Moslem communities, to remain prayerful to God and avoid any form of violence before, during and after the 2015 elections.
He tasked them to ensure that the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is voted out of power to give way to what he called “the party that knows people are suffering, and is ready to alleviate their suffering.”
He said: “ I am making a personal donation of N10 million to Kaduna crisis victims; it is not from APC account, it is from me to you so that it can cushion your suffering.
“Please, vote for APC. Let’s strike a deal, are you ready to vote for APC, and not to vote for PDP, please, say yes, if you agreed to vote for APC during the election.”
To this was a thunderous “yes, yes, yes” from the crowd. We will vote for APC, sai Buhari, sai Buhari, and Kaduna, sai Malam el-Rufai.”
In a similar manner, the Vice Presidential candidate of the party, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, gave out hundreds of bags of rice and other food items to the victims, which he tagged: “Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, APC Vice Presidential candidate celebrates the dignity of live with victims of Kaduna State crises.”
Osinbajo appealed to the people to relate peacefully with one another irrespective of ethnic and political differences, saying that APC is not a religious party as the opponent wanted Nigerians to believe.
Meanwhile, the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who also spoke at the occasion, said that there would be security of lives and property in the country if elected into office. He, therefore, appealed to all APC supporters not to take laws into their hands during the forthcoming general elections.