By Marcus Ikechukwu
The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, made a surprise appearance at the banquet hall of the presidential villa, Abuja, where the 3rd Ministerial Retreat to review the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, is taking place.
Tinubu used the forum to assure the participants that he would work to further the progressive objectives of the ruling party.
The ministerial retreat is organised to review the performance of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, especially to benchmark it against the promises made by the administration in 2015 and 2019.
On the first day of the retreat, Buhari said he had met the yearnings of Nigerians, particularly on infrastructures and economic empowerment.
Among key infrastructures, Buhari boasted of the 2nd Niger Bridge, and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, among others.
Tinubu, a frontline contender for the presidential seat, said he would work to strengthen national cohesion and instil a sense of collective objectives to nation-building.
He, however, fated Buhari, saying these objectives characterise the works of the Buhari administration.
He insisted that a Tinubu government would be devoted to providing the best of progressive governance, with the focus on further projecting and prospering the Nigerian people.
Tinubu, who pointed out that President Buhari’s administration had done much to keep faith with Nigerians, as well as give life to the party’s promises to Nigerians and their objectives, however, noted that various unpleasant circumstances, both local and international, militated against its efforts.