Asari Dokubo, a Niger Delta activist, has thrown his support behind Bola Tinubu, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate is miles ahead of the other candidates for Aso Rock.
“For the presidential election, I am with Tinubu because I saw what he did in Lagos State and the legacies he left behind,” he said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday.
Tinubu, in his opinion, was instrumental in the development of Lagos State and in turning the fortunes of the former Nigerian capital.
“Lagos has transformed from what it used to be like a big ghetto, a junkyard to a global centre and one of the biggest economies in the whole of Africa. Somebody kickstarted it; somebody laid the foundation,” he maintained.
According to him, those claiming otherwise should also know that even in the biggest cities across the world, there are people who are not okay with the government. This, he maintained, is expected in a place like Lagos where the APC flagbearer has succeeded in laying a good foundation.
While he said other contenders like the Labour Party’s Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) were former governors and in a similar league like Tinubu, he said Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) does not have such a credential.
“Atiku has actually never actually handled executive power. He was a spare tire. He was a vice president,” Dokubo said.
The Niger Delta activist said though PDP, Labour Party, and the APC’s manifestoes are all great, execution depends on individuals as he maintained that Tinubu is the best choice for the presidential position.