Tinubu Is A Man Of Vision, Dogged Fighter For Democracy—Speaker Dogara


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, has described the former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a man of vision and dogged fighter for democracy.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader was eulogised on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, said that Tinubu is a leader, man of vision, and dogged fighter for democracy, who according to him has and continued to make invaluable contributions to democratic governance of Nigeria.

He added that Tinubu was like the proverbial elephant that cannot be described, adding that any attempt to describe him will amount to grave injustice.

According to him, “He is undoubtedly one of the leading lights of our modern democracy. I can only say this based on the part I have touched. I see him as someone who is demonstrating the attributes of a true leader.”

He continued, “He is not a regional leader. Some who thought he had everything cut out for him in the South-West and he may not be able to play on a more national platform, got it wrong as they saw how together with some other committed leaders in this country, how they midwifed a political organization that so many pundits believed it was impossible for them to midwife, they midwifed it and in the history of this country, for the first time, an opposition party which was built on some blocks including the great Asiwaju himself succeeded in wrestling power from the hands of the ruling party.”

The Speaker prayed for the former governor to age gracefully and in good health to ensure that “some of us who have come to see him as a mentor will continue to learn more and drink from the fountain of his wisdom.”

Speaking further, Dogara said, “As you celebrate another dawn in your life, I congratulate you and pray the Almighty God to continue to keep you in good health and strengthen you as you continue in your contribution to the giant strides our nation is making.”


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