2023 Election: Whv Bola Tinubu Was Called A Thief By Northern Elites - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Sunday, January 16, 2022

2023 Election: Whv Bola Tinubu Was Called A Thief By Northern Elites

First of all, let me aptly apprise you that the objective and content enshrined in this piece represent my personal opinion about the national leader of All Progressive Congress, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu aka Jagaban of Borgu, and of course, I owe no one any apology.

In recent times, the media both national and international have been awashed by the news of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu after his declaration to contest the position of president of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.

While many saw his declaration as a good omen for the nation, others saw it as a mere dream and wish while some of his foes have been hitherto castigating him for making his Intention known to the world.
 I'm one of the many who believed so much in the sagacity and economic prowess of Asiwaju to take Nigeria to the greater height. 

However, I'm very bold to say that none of the candidates who had equally shown interest in contesting the coming election with him has what it takes to move the country forward like him. None of them has the vast political tactics to be compared with that of Asiwaju.

The indisputable experience garnered so far by the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju, is bigger than that of prospective opponents jostling for the highest-ranked seat in the political terrain in Nigeria.

One thing that makes me dove my hat for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is how he managed his many establishments. 

My investigation revealed that all his employees are enjoying good paychecks and never denied their emoluments, this indeed is unprecedented considering the phase of the Nigerian economy. 

I have eavesdropped on some mongers wrongly accusing Tinubu of accumulating wealth via (yet not proved) corrupt means but I do ask and challenge any of the critics to pinpoint a politician that has relied solemnly on his salaries and wages while in public office. Why should Tinubu be nailed and labeled as a corrupt politician without any proof? 

Another good thing that made the dossier of Asiwaju unbeatable is his knowledge of how to manage crises and human characters.

The Jagaban Borgu is highly strategic when appeasing his foes. No wonder some Northern Elites described Asiwaju as a thief who had stolen their hearts. 

The magnitude benevolence heart of Jagaban was revealed during the dark period of the Endsars crisis, despite serious condemnation meted on him, he remain unperturbed and handled the trial with great caution and diplomacy.

Another factor that endeared him to many and thus, made him the unbeatable Candidate is his ability to breed leaders, can anybody tell me the politicians at the current dispensations who have produced leaders on the same volume which Tinubu did. I challenge his unrepented critics to come forward with such names.

We all know that, the likes of  Vice president, Professor Yemi Osibajo, Rt. Honorable Femi Gbajamiala,  Minister for works Mr.Babatunde Fashola, Minister for interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola,  Doctor Kayode Fayemi, Senator Olamilekan Yaayi, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, Comrade Adams Oshiiomole, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Hon Mudasiru Obasa, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, Governor Isiaka Oyetola, and a lot of others who are doing wonderfully well in their various capacities in politics are political sons and followers of Tinubu.

Those who are given themselves unnecessary headaches about the declaration of Tinubu should ask themselves why is he still very relevant after many years he left political office. I want to ask them to tell me how many governors who governed their states same time as him are still relevant like him today?.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's agenda should be encouraged and we should allow him to turn around Nigeria as he did in Lagos State. 

God bless Nigeria, God bless Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Taofik Afolabi, A Journalist Writes From Lagos 

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