National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday addressed #IstandwithNigeria protesters in Lagos State.
The protesters marched to the Bourdillon home of the APC strongman, demanding to be addressed on the state of the Nation by Tinubu.
He said, “Nigerians should be patient with APC.
“We are not denying the fact that Nigerians are suffering and have the right to protest, but party and economy must be returned to shape.
“We are two years into the administration. To make those changes effectively and positively eventually, we have to be patient; we have to have the hope.”
He betrayed his lack of economic depth when he questioned the protesters demand for a transparent foreign exchange regime.
He said, “I’m not worried about the exchange rate they are pursuing because your salary should be in Naira and you are not an importer or exporter, are you?”
The former governor also toed the part of the made-in-Nigeria movement when he said, “maybe that is teaching us a lesson to be dependent on our domestic products, isn’t it? To develop other talents, areas. I understand your grievances, unemployment etc and you know, corruption is seriously being attacked.
“Don’t worry, our money will come back. the damage of 16 years will go through the system. You cannot get water out of a dry land.
“Nigeria is going through a phase.
“You have the right to protest, This government is also a product of protest,” he added.