*Says he will provide a new Nigeria
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Kehinde Olaosebikan yesterday, said the President elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will provide a new Nigeria
Alhaji Olaosebikan Olaosebikan in a tribute to commemorate Asiwaju Tinubu’s 71st birthday, described the president-elect, as “the rock of Nigerian democracy” who will give Nigerians a new country.
The APC Chieftain stressed that in his tribute to Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 70th birthday, exactly one year ago, he asserted that he would celebrate his next birthday, the 71st as the president-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I concluded, despite the prevailing political situation then and irrespective of the strength of the opposition, sundry challenges, landmines, and obstacles on his path, that the former Governor of Lagos State would win the contest and succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in office”, he said.
Alhaji Olaosebikan added, “Relying on the exceptional wisdom, knowledge, understanding, courage, exposure, connections and resources that have fortified him, coupled with an uncommon ability to perform extraordinarily, resist and conquer as he did as the governor of Lagos State, I posited that Tinubu possessed all the credentials, ingredients and instruments required to triumph in the presidential race,”
The APC Chieftain noted that as a journalist and aide of the late former governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lamidi Onaaolapo Adesina, he had learnt a lot about the political and managerial prowess of the president-elect before and when he was governor of Lagos State, adding that the late Lam Adesina also admired these qualities in Tinubu.
” Today, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is celebrating his 71st birthday as the president-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria against all odds, characterised by the challenges, intrigues and unfathomable obstacles put in his way. From the Emilokan episode in Abeokuta to the Muslim-Muslim ticket that almost ruined the aspiration, Tinubu’s preparedness and ability to manage the crisis turned negatives into positives, resulting in his huge victory at the All Progressives Congress Presidential Primary on the 8th of June, 2022.
“Bola Tinubu has continued to nurture our democracy and develop new leaders capable of achieving greatness for our dear country. As the Rock of Democracy in Nigeria, Bola Tinubu’s contributions to the evolution of democracy is unmatched by any living Nigerian”.
He stressed ” Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is today the symbol of stability, permanence, strength, dependability, steadfastness and growth of our democracy. Within eight years, Tinubu revolutionised governance, leadership, politics and revenue generation in the most complex state in Nigeria, Lagos; he preserved continuity through purposeful, meaningful and pragmatic leadership and eventually made Lagos the model for the remaining 35 states in Nigeria on development.
“In what now appears as a source of pain to some people, Tinubu, the fulfilled maker of governors, ministers and presidents, will be magnificently inaugurated as the 16th President of Nigeria on 29th May. Subsequently, by this time next year, when he will be marking his 72nd birthday, we shall be glad to celebrate him as the president we are all proud of. He will surely give us a new Nigeria,”