Ahead of the 2023 elections, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has promised to ‘recharge’ the Lake Chad if elected president next year.
Tinubu made this known on Tuesday at the inauguration of the first drilling of crude oil at the Kolmani Oil Field in Bauchi State.
The APC flagbearer said, “Each time we discuss the lack of food and the challenges of terrorism, you will talk about Lake Chad. Okay, let me assure you, if I am elected the president, I will recharge Lake Chad.
“You often talk about Mambila, and electricity, what a problem we have. Even though you are not within the parameters of arithmetic, you know a circle is a circle and once drawn you have to break it in different ways.
“Look, you are not a backward person, who look back at history of disappointments and failures, you are always forward looking. That is why, while we were debating, I insisted that our title for the manifesto would be a renewed hope not knowing that today would happen and today it is happening. It is a renewed hope for the entire Nigeria, Federal Republic of the country”, he said.
The former Lagos State Governor restated his commitment to the theme of his manifesto Renewed Hope when he said “Let me assure you I will continue to hold onto that renewed hope and carry forward where you left the footprint.”