Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has alleged that many people owe their successes to the magnanimity and accommodating nature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Speaking at the 12th Colloquium, virtually, to mark the 69th birthday of the former governor of Lagos State, the Speaker said God used Tinubu to change the lives of so many people.
“Today is Asiwaju’s day, it’s about him and it’s about Nigeria. I make bold to say, many of us, me inclusive, owe our personal successes to God, but I know and recognize that God did not come down. He used Asiwaju as a vessel,” he said.
In his extolment of the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom, Gbajabiamila noted that Tinubu was the only living politician in Nigeria that attends to Nigerians from all walks of life 365 days a year.
“Asiwaju is known for his uncanny and unparalleled ability and capacity to identify, spotlight and zero in on talents. He’s done that with me; he’s done that with so many others, that is a mark of leadership. “There are so many superlative words that have been used to describe Asiwaju today, so I am not going to bore you and be repetitive.”
“But I must say something: I do not know of a man or woman, dead or alive, in Nigeria, that eats, drinks, walks, sleeps politics 24/7, 365 days.”
“To me, there is only one word to describe somebody like that; someone with that kind of capacity, it’s called a gift, and it’s a gift from God, and that is what God has given him. I don’t know of anyone that can go through all that for 365 days a year attending to people from 11.am to 4.am and he is still standing. Thank God for people like him; it is divine and I wish him luck.”
It’s hard to come to terms with some of the statements in Gbajabiamila’s eulogy but then, he said Tinubu does politics better than anyone else in Nigeria. Of course, who didn’t know? However, I do wonder whether the Nigerians who partly-owe their successes to the Jagaban include the masses, or a select Nigerians who belong in Gbajabiamila’s class and caucus. Fascinating!
The race for the next President is already hotting-up and we are gradually learning upon whose head the king makers might choose to rest their crown this time. Watch Out!