No fewer than 27 Super Eagles legends have arrived in Kano State to kick off the Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shettima Presidential Campaign tour, which will take place at the Sani Abacha Stadium Kano.
They included Daniel Amokachi, Peter Rufai, Victor Ikpeba, Julius Aghahowa, Mutiu Adepoju, Emmanuel Babayaro, amongst others.
They were welcomed by the former Majority Leader in the Kano State House of Assembly, Baffa Agundi.
Addressing the media briefly after receiving the players, on Thursday, December 8, 2022, the former Majority Leader in the Kano State House of Assembly expressed his delight at the development and promised to make their stay in the state memorable as they embark on a presidential campaign tour in support of Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his running mate, Senator Shettima.
Dan’agundi described the legends as one of the best things to happen to Nigeria, as they brought joy to every home in Nigeria during their playing days, and football remains the world’s most uniting tool.
Recall that in March 2022, the legends celebrated Tinubu’s 70th birthday in Lagos, using the occasion to subtly endorse the 70-year-old’s presidential bid.
Meanwhile, the Director, Media and Publicity, All Progressives Congress, Bayo Onanuga, has said the campaign mantra of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, which promises to move Nigeria from an economy of consumption to that of production is self-contradictory and meaningless.
According to him, a vibrant economy will ride on the twin horses of consumption and production, adding that both cannot do without each other.
He said this in an article titled, ‘No Peter Obi, You Cannot Shift Emphasis From Consumption To Production,’ on Friday.
He said, “One of the mantras often mouthed by Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, is the promise to “shift emphasis from consumption to production”. In his manifesto, he says he will do this by running a production-centered economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialisation.
“I doubt if Peter Obi and his moronic followers have ever for one second reflected on this mantra as it is self-contradictory and meaningless.
“A vibrant economy will ride on the twin horses of consumption and production. It cannot do without one, for it is basic economics 101 to know that production happens in expectation of consumption.
“Both concepts are natural corollaries, consumption following production.
“What I guess Obi means is that he will shift emphasis from ‘import dependency’ to local production of goods.
“One of the drawbacks of our economy for decades has been the unbridled appetite of Nigerians for foreign goods, leading to the clogging of our ports with containers.
“This has been the business of Peter Obi himself for decades, importing and warehousing cheap items, including toothpick for the local market and for his NEXT malls.
“He made fortunes and billions out of this business, which only portrays him as a saboteur of the efforts to diversify the national economy and create more local jobs.
“Are Obi and his fellow merchants not aware that when they import items for sale, they are not helping Nigeria, but only helping to create more jobs in the country where they import from?
“Nigerians should not be fooled by this demagogue called Peter Obi. His promise sounds flowery, but it is fatal and hollow.”