Why Nigerians Must Stand Up For Asiwaju Tinubu By Iyoha John Darlington


Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
It has become absolutely necessary for me to write again and today speak in this tone in the course of our nation’s history. Facts, they often say, are indeed facts and the undeniable fact is that the line of justice and fair play must be toed under the existing circumstances no matter whose ox is gored to move Nigeria forward. The propeller shaft of the Nigerian Ship Of State must be properly overhauled as we begin yet another voyage to the promised land.
The time has come to put national interest above selfish and regional interests and I remain unshaken in my conviction that this is indeed the ideal which the Great Oak, the Asiwaju of the Yoruba race stands for. That is why he has been at the forefront of pro-democracy struggle through the ages to reposition Nigeria on the path of socio-politco and economic development. He could not have risked his life by standing toe to toe with the military which we were all living witnesses to until the former reluctantly relinquished their hold on power in 1999.
Armed with a vision he dutifully and conscientiously served the country as governor and came out a model leader. This, of course, is not in dispute. The Asiwaju is the most formidable political figure in Nigeria today who believes the unbelievable, and has achieved the unachievable political goal. He expects more from himself than from others at the risk of his own life to regenerate our country. By words and deeds, he has inspired and shown many how to get there and brought many along for what turns out to be an unbelievable ride.
Our nascent or infantile democracy has been fraught with unexpected problems, major crises, unforeseen roadblocks and as a leader he has consistently taken down the sails, batten …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper