Ex-chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has said the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the most saleable presidential candidate.
Ribadu stated this in Abuja during the inauguration of the APC stakeholders relations directorate for the 2023 poll.
The former anti-graft boss described Tinubu as a good administrator with an extensive network across the country.
“Luckily, our job is cut out for us. We have the most saleable product in the market today; there is no one candidate out there that is better than our own,” Ribadu said.
“Asiwaju Tinubu is an accomplished human being and a thorough-bred administrator and maverick politician. He has something to show from his glowing antecedents.
“He’ll not learn on the job. He also has a wide network of friends and associates everywhere in Nigeria, which makes our job of outreach very much easier.”
Ribadu said though the 2023 presidential election is literally a walk over for the APC, the party should not leave anything to chance.
“We should not under-rate our opponents. We should work assiduously to make the margin of winning too wide that the victory will be massive and sweet,” he added.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Bisi Akande, former interim chairman of the APC, inaugurated the directorate.
Ribadu described Akande as an icon who is full of wise counsel and humility despite his accomplishments.
“That progressive politician came together and formed the APC, and for the party to be where it is today, owes a lot to the sagacity and leadership of Baba Akande,” Ribadu said.
“He is a dye in the wool progressive politician who has remained steadfast and has paid his full dues in nation-building through his principled politics.”
According to Ribadu, the inauguration of the leadership and members of the directorate signals the formal engagement to begin campaigns fully.
“This is however not the beginning of the work. Some of us have burnt many midnight candles for a long time, even before the formal constitution of the directorate, working to build bridges between critical stakeholders,” he added.