Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, the Lagos state chapter of the Congress of All Progressives (APC) has said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, has the vision and political sagacity to move Nigeria forward.
Alhaji Tunde Balogun, the party’s state chairman, also rejected the opinion of Alhaji Shettima Yerima, chairman of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, who said that Tinubu, a two-term governor of Lagos state, is “destined to be a doer. of kings and not a king. ” , which implies that Tinubu can install president but cannot become president himself.
According to Yerima, “People like him (Tinubu) are not needed in 2023. I see him as one of those older statesmen who have had a positive impact on the lives of the younger generation. So, take it or leave it, you’ve done everything you can to raise younger leaders.
“But sometimes in life again, there are those who make kings but they cannot be kings themselves. It’s probably your destiny. He can make kings but he can’t be king. But there is nothing wrong with that because you can be the king’s father. “
Speaking in an interview with INDEPENDENT, Balogun said that Shetimma only expressed an opinion that he is entitled to, adding that what he said about Tinubu is not fact.
He said Tinubu is one of the most important political leaders in Africa and a leader with great foresight who has what it takes to move Nigeria forward.
“That is his own opinion, which is not a fact. Shetimma is entitled to her own opinion. No matter what they say, Asiwaju is one of the most important political leaders in Africa. He is a phenomenal leader in Africa.
“His ability to identify and nurture leaders who have excelled not only in Lagos but across the continent is sufficient testimony that he is a proven leader with great foresight. He is a man who has the vision and the political sagacity to move this country forward. “
Source: – Independent ng