Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Stands For Politics Without Bitterness – Gov Makinde

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*Tinubu pays condolence visits to Olubadan, Soun, Alao-Akala family


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde on Saturday said former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu stood for politics without bitterness.
The governor stated this while receiving Asiwaju Tinubu into the Oyo state Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, who was on condolence visit to the state on  the demise of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland,  Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji,  Aje Ogunguniso 1 and former Governor Alao-Akala.
Governor Makinde pointed out that the gesture of Asiwaju Tinubu clearly stands him out as someone playing politics without bitterness, saying, ” politicians, we may fight, struggle for political positions, but  power can only come from God and He gives it to whomever he likes. “
 “I want to welcome you to Oyo State. We are really grateful for this visit. This is the year political parties will elect their candidates towards the election that is coming next year. So, what this had demonstrated to us is, you stood for politics without bitterness”, he said.

Governor Makinde added, “during this political season, you may have to question yourself on why you need to come to the Government House because people might have another interpretation to it. But you sent a message across to me and I was delighted to host you in Ibadan.”
“We lost two traditional rulers almost in quick succession. First, it was Soun of Ogbomoso land, and we were planning for the burial when the Olubadan of Ibadanland also joined his ancestors. We were still in the middle of that when former Governor Akala also died. I can see that in Oyo State, we try to take politics out of what we call ‘Omoluabi”. 
Governor Makinde stressed further, ” we may fight, struggle for political positions but we know power can only come from God and He gives it to whomever He will like to give it to at whatever time.”
“We really thank you for this visit and want to let you know that we have taken proper notice that you have risen above politics and all that is going around here to come and share with us at this moment that we are grieving. We say thank you.
“Let me also use this opportunity to wish you well in your political quest to govern this nation. We want the best for this country and only the best is good enough at this particular time.”
Speaking, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said the reign of the two prominent traditional rulers was peaceful, adding that the  duo contributed  to the peaceful atmosphere of the state and that the late Governor Alao-Akala equally  contributed immensely to the political development and the love radiating within the political arena in the state.
The APC National leader then commended Governor Makinde for “demonstrating  good character” as far as governance is concerned in Oyo state, saying, “I want to thank you, the governor. It was only last night that I thought of my coming here and we are here today. Having lost a former governor of this state, the Olubadan of Ibadanland and Soun of Ogbomoso, it is just for us to go back to the sense of value of people and their lives.
“With this situation, we share in your loss. You, as the governor on the saddle of power, take responsibility for the situation here. I want to say that we thank God Ibadan has been peaceful and not a den of violence but peaceful. Every other thing that has happened has taught us in the book of religion that we are just passing through and we will leave one day. But no matter how long, it is difficult to absorb the loss easily”, he said.
Asiwaju Tinubu added, ” Thank you for being accommodating. We gave you short hour notice and you responded.That is a demonstration of a good character, which is rare. People get, sometimes, intoxicated with power and the arrogance of office can be overwhelming, but not with you. Thank you for receiving us so quickly.”

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