All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its flagbearer Atiku Abubakar.
He said they make fake promises after failing for 16 years.
The former Lagos State governor spoke at a mega rally in Kano on Wednesday.
Tinubu said: “We can make Nigeria better, safer, and more prosperous.
“We can educate our youth, feed our people and put an end to fear. We can do these things. We can move you forward.
“But the others cannot. They want to hold you back so that only they can move forward.
“They offer nothing but fake promises and easy answers that hold no water.
“All they can show you is how to hate your fellow Nigerian and reject your neighbour.
“But they cannot show you how to protect our society, feed our people, provide jobs and care for those in true need of help.
“Let me say this clearly and plainly. This campaign is about our collective march to a better Nigeria. Do we march forward? Or do we lose sight of the road?
“We must march forward. But we cannot forget how they frittered away our commonwealth.
“For 16 years they toyed with our lives and the future of this country.
“They spent $16 billion on electricity, but they procured darkness instead.
“They didn’t remember the pipelines and processing facilities to give us electricity.
“They shared the electricity generation money among themselves and their cronies.
“Neither he nor his party can keep their promise. Tell me how will they keep their promise to the nation.
“No wonder, their party is in tatters! Governor Wike was right when he talked about a lack of integrity, saying ‘look at the man and his history.’
“Their contribution to institutional-building is to create an electoral commission to rig elections, not to conduct transparent polls, and to establish EFCC to witch-hunt political opponents, not to fight corruption.
“PDP and its candidate do not have your interests at heart. They do not mean well for you; they do not mean well for the country.
“They mouthed Green Revolution, but their regime only worked to increase the food importation bill for 16 years.
“What they understand is a ‘consumption economy’ not a ‘production-based economy’.”
The presidential hopeful listed some of President Buhari’s achievements in eight years.
He promised to build on them and do much more.