National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said that he played a major role in the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2011 general elections.

According to the Sun, Mr. Tinubu made this statement on Saturday, March 14, during the Ndigbo APC governorship rally held at the Onikan Stadium in La­gos.

“In 2011, I helped Jonathan become President because he made us believe he was a breath of fresh air. I didn’t say be­cause he was from Bayelsa that I would not help him. We voted for him because he promised to make our lives better. But now, he has failed us,” he said.

Further he asked the Igbo liv­ing in Lagos to support the APC to continue reaping the dividends of democ­racy. He urged them not to allow politics of tribe and religion to influence their decision at the polls.

“Igbo have lived here for years, and nobody has discriminated against them. No one would fight them because they are based in their land. No one can de­termine the tribe or fam­ily where he is born; it is only God that can do that. Therefore, everyone must be treated with equality and respect.

“Today, Nige­ria is no longer safe. But because election is now approaching, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has remembered you. Can they give Igbo shops in Lagos? Can they give their children scholarships? In Lagos, when we give you shops, we don’t ask you where you come from. We let you do your business. We don’t build roads and say Igbo people should not ply them. Over 500 Igbo are in the Lagos State civil service and we don’t discriminate when it comes to promo­tion,” Tinubu said.

According to him, “the PDP-led adminis­tration has ruined the econ­omy and that is why many Igbo businessmen are suf­fering now”. He also promised that with Gen Muhammadu Buhari as president, the Boko Haram sect would be flush out.