Former Lagos State governor and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been commended as an authentic Yoruba leader for his incredible political prowess and unmatched achievement of taking a regional party into the centrestage of Nigerian politics, with accompanying landmark developmental projects across many states of the country .
The Asiwaju of Owo in Ondo State, Otunba Oyewole Fashawe, who said this stated that such a feat was only comparable to the halcyon sixties era of the late sage and Premier of the then Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Giving this commendation during an interaction with an audience of younger generation of Nigerians at his Owo country home, Fashawe said:
“There is no need to hide a good product. Tinubu has paid his dues and perfected the art of returning the Yoruba political wheel back onto the national track, just after 8 years that an illustrious and proud Yoruba son (Olusegun Obasanjo) handed over the mantle – a feat only few people would have anticipated.
“What he started in a little way years back with just one state (Lagos) in his kitty has now grown into an empire of immense proportion across the nation; with the support of other progressive leaders across board i.e. Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, current and former Progressive Governors, Senators and Members of the National and State Assembly etc. For that he deserves kudos and encomiums” .
He further added that: “Today, the APC, of which Asiwaju is a National Leader, is Nigeria’s main opposition party with strongholds all over the country – all thanks to Tinubu’s purposeful audacity and analytical sagacity as an adept manager of human and material resources. Recently, he even acknowledged his successor, Babatunde Fashola, whom he gave a pat on the back, although he laid the foundation of that success. He is no doubt the modern day Awo of Yorubaland, a pivotal and champion of good governance, welfarism and communal development.”.