The Tinubu Support Group in Kano State has urged supporters of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to focus on issues-based campaigns rather than criticising and castigating presidential candidates of other parties.
The State Coordinator of the groups, Baffa Babba-Dan’agundi made the call in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the call was necessary because some supporters of Tinubu had engaged in “clandestine social media attacks on the personality of other Presidential candidates.
“Issues-based campaigns should be our focus not attacks on the personality of other presidential candidates even if their supporters criticise or abuse our candidate.
“It is not in our character and training to go on castigating opposition in replying back to whatever they say against our Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Instead we should reply to them by showcasing the numerous achievements recorded by Tinubu during his two-term tenure as Lagos State Governor.
Dan’Agundi noted some politicians who are threatened by his (Tinubu’s) rising popularity are the ones who engage in character assassination and making unguarded statements against Tinubu.
He said, ‘It is a well-known fact that Tinubu had done a lot for Lagos State, especially in terms of infrastructure development, security and empowerment programmes.
He explained that under the empowerment schemes, Tinubu created several agencies that led to several openings in the government which led to job creation in LASTMA, LAGBUS and LASEWA among others.
“Give examples of such achievements like how Lagos remained peaceful ever since because of the foundation he laid on security by supporting all the security agencies.
“So, we are calling on supporters of Tinubu to desist from making derogatory comments on other Presidential candidates on social media because it will not augur well for the country and the political parties they are representing,” he said.