Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Eti-osa Constituency 2, Gbolahan Yishawu, has affirmed that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would continue to be the leading light of progressive politics in Nigeria for decades to come.
Yishawu, while congratulating the former Governor of Lagos State on his (Tinubu’s) 61st birthday, described him as a colossus, stressing that “the saying that ‘a tree does not make a forest’ does not wholly ring true, especially in Tinubu’s case.”
“As the sole survivor of the PDP-led tsunami that saw the progressives being swept off the political space in the South West in 2003, the adroitness with which he navigated the waters to berth with ACN and its successor – APC, which is in control of Osun, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti and Edo State is a phenomenon worthy of study by students of Nigerian politics.”
He praised Tinubu for his role in the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC), an association Yishawu believes will liberate the country from misrule at the centre. He also saluted Tinubu’s courage in drawing up a blueprint for development that has been replicated across states with tremendous success, acknowledging the fact that as Governor of Lagos State, he laid
the foundation for the transformation of the state through projects that were unprecedented at the time of their introduction.
The lawmaker also praised Tinubu for raising and grooming a number of successors who are making their marks in the different offices and positions they now occupy.
He advised Nigerians to take a cue from the pan-Nigerian disposition of the ACN chieftain, which, he said, has seen him consistently stretching his hands of fellowship across ethnic
and religious divides with a view to entrenching the gains made by progressives in government with a view to replicating same at the national level.
Daily Independent, Monday, April 1st, 2013 page 10