The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Akanimo Udofia, has told the people of the state that the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Tinubu, would help transform the state to “look like” Lagos State, if elected president in 2023.
Mr Udofia is yet to be recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a candidate for next year’s election, but that appears not to have deterred him from campaigning.
The APC candidate is in court, seeking an order to compel INEC to put his name on the ballot.
“One man, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, developed his state to such a level that it is a country of its own. There’s nothing you don’t have in Lagos State,” Mr Udofia said on Saturday in Uyo at a rally to support Mr Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.
An APC supporter in the state uploaded a clip of the rally on Facebook.
Mr Udofia said no state in Nigeria has progressed more than Lagos.
“He (Tinubu) planned the state and put a lasting economic programme, and that is why till today Lagos is progressing and progressing.”
The candidate asked the crowd at the rally, “You know how Lagos is?”