Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presidential hopeful, says he has the necessary experience to represent Nigeria well if elected.
He spoke on Wednesday at an event featuring current and past speakers and deputy speakers elected on the platform of the APC.
The event, which was held in Lagos, had as its theme, ‘The Legislature, Changing Times and Nigeria’s Democratic Journey’.
Speaking on why he deserves to be the country’s next leader, the former Lagos governor said he was one of the best students while at the Chicago State University, adding that Nigeria needs people like him.
“Why do I worth it? I can tell you. I am well educated, sound, brilliant, courageous, one of the best alumni of Chicago State University,” he said.
“I was a tutor as a student of my fellow classmates, and I was one of the most sought-after graduands of that period, recruited by the best accounting and financing [firm] there was.
“I had five jobs waiting for me before my month of graduation. And to achieve honours — summa cum laude — is not easy while you still have to work. I did put all together, because I was focused, effective, organised, and able to juggle my timetable and build my life on a straight lane.