I am ready for arrest, says Tinubu

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said he is prepared for arrest by security agents ahead of the general elections. He also said   at the 7th annual edition of the Bola Tinubu Colloquium   in on Wednesday   that the time had come for a non-violent revolution against the Goodluck Jonathan administration. He said, “(There are) all kinds of threats and reports that they are ready to arrest leaders; they are busy making sinister plans instead of leading the nation; this nation is not for sale, it is for change; positive change that we can believe. “For me, personally, I have packed a small bag. They may arrest me and others, but they cannot arrest an idea whose time has come. The time for a common-sense revolution has come. So, , in calling for a common-sense revolution, I do not advocate violence; I abhor it. “What we seek is a revolution to use our votes to throw out ineffective leaders and we shall do it. It is a demand for a true electoral democracy and the responsive leadership associated with it. The revolution is not a violent one to tear things down. It is a positive one with our fingers to repair and restructure a nation when we vote.” According to the APC national leader and a former Lagos State governor , the revolution is to reposition the nation’s institutions   in ways that will enhance further collective prosperity of Nigeria. Tinubu added that only those in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party could bring violence to themselves. He said, “They are the only ones who can inflict injuries on themselves. We will not. We believe we will win these elections, so there is no point (in saying) that violence will come from us. “Through our faith and our efforts in moving around the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, including the leftover in Abuja, we will spread the common-sense revolution to speak to the fact that we need to elect patriotic leaders that can give hope to our best aspirations as a nation and people.”


  1. Sandra Chinasa Deborah

    March 26, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Yes ooo. Arresting all d APC leaders won’t change wat d masses hv knwn. We need revolutional change n i think APC is d answer.

  2. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    March 26, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Nobody is arresting anybody, this election will be over in peace so pls dont panic. Yes we need leaders who can give us hope and better our country Nigeria.

  3. Grace Aigbokhae

    March 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

    They cannot arrest the idea whose time has come, God is watching them.

  4. Eunice Aigbokhae

    March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Arresting is not the answer to what we need ok

  5. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    March 26, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Baba don’t worry. We’re at your back. WALKON BABA

  6. Louis Offor

    March 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Here is a man who knows what it truly takes to lead. This is brave and commendable i must say. It will only to take through our collective faith and efforts to spread that common sense revolution that will speak to the fact that we need to elect patriotic leaders that can give hope to our best aspirations as a nation and a people.

  7. Ndubuisi Oscar

    March 26, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Another propaganda to change the minds of the masses. You shouldn’t worry when the time reach to arrest you they will surely come. Bola is panicking because he is perceiving their downfall.