The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as an enigma and uncommon personality whose positive impact on both young and old remains unequalled.
Speaking at the 10th Colloquium of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC held in Lagos, Governor Akeredolu said the contributions of Asiwaju to the advancement of Nigerian politics cannot be taken for granted and therefore lauded him for having invested greatly n the development of other persons.
The 10th Colloquium which has as its theme: “Investing In People”, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari was part of the activities marking the 66th Birthday anniversary of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The programme which was used to highlight various aspects of the National Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government had various speakers including the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who spoke on ” Tying the Knots, Linking the Philosophy to Governance “, Honourable Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and testimonies of some beneficiaries of the programme as being implemented by the APC controlled Federal Government which Asiwaju is its National Leader.
All speakers including President Buhari who extolled the virtues of Asiwaju Tinubu and wished him more years of service to the country and humanity.
In his response the highly elated National Leader, charged Nigerians not to accept the apology of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after the party had ostentatiously engaged in massive looting of the nation’s resources.
Asiwaju Tinubu who said Nigerians must be wary of the antics of the PDP urged them to ensure that the party did not return to power as a result of having massively shortchanged Nigerians.
“Don’t take their apology, they falsify, they changed figures and for 16 years, they made false promise,” he said
Some of the dignitaries at the event include the governors of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Bauchi, Alhaji Mohammed Abdulahi Abubakar; Edo State Governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Imo State , Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
Other personalities include: His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, OBA Enitan Ogunwusi; the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwanu Akiolu; Alake of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo; Osemawe of Ondo , Oba Victor Kiladejo; the Ulogbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan.
The dignitaries include: the Chairman Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Business Mogul, Oba Otudeko; former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomole; Chairman of Adekunle Ajasin Governing Council, Akungba, Akoko, Dr Tunji Abayomi; Oil and Gas Magnate, Prince Rotimi Ibidapo; former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige; Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu; Deputy National Chairman of APC, South, Engineer Segun Oni; legislators at the Federal and State levels and former Secretary to the Government of the federation, Mr Babachir Lawal.