The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, commenced his goodwill message at the ongoing 3rd Ministerial Performance Review Retreat on Tuesday with a joke.

He corrected the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who had mistakenly referred to him as presidential aspirant.

Tinubu, whose speech had been rescheduled at the event, which is holding at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, having been absent from the first day of retreat because of another engagement in Kaduna, quickly reinforced the correction by Mustapha after a slip in his opening remark.

Mustapha, while introducing Tinubu, had initially referred to him as presidential aspirant and immediately corrected it, referring to him as the party’s candidate.

However, when he took the podium for his speech, Tinubu, while recognising dignitaries and participants and getting to the turn of the SGF, retorted jokingly: “yes, I’m a candidate, not an aspirant”.

Tinubu acknowledged the achievements of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that though it had been faced with a lot of difficulties that could have rendered it ineffective, the President had done everything to deliver on the promises of the APC to Nigerians.

He also assured the President that though many in the opposition would want his achievements to go unrecognised, the books of history would continue to preserve all he has done in his years as leader of the country.

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