By Dr. Wumi Akintide
Who should Nigerians believe between Vice President Osinbajo and Akewi Ologundudu?
Sooner or later I plan to show side by side two Videos from the two individuals in reference to the Jagaban and I would leave it to all you to make up your mind as I am making up my own as to who to believe?
It is a legitimate question to ask about a man who has been a Chieftain of NADECO, a one time Lagos Senator a two term Governor of Lagos State and now the National Chairman of the APC Ruling Party of Nigeria. He is arguably the greatest and the best retail and able political wizard and strategist Nigeria has ever produced. Take it or leave it.
I am one independent analyst who has written so many analytical articles presenting the pros and cons of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of the most formidable candidates for President in 2023 on the platform of the APC, if you can believe it and based on Nigerian yardstick for picking our leaders. His cannot be an exception.
Hate him or like him, Ahmed Bola Tinubu is qualified to be President of Nigeria based on the totality of his profiles and experience as one Nigerian politician who has succeeded where few politicians superior to him in reputation have either failed or fallen short.
Ahmed Bola Tinubu is not a Saint by any means like the rest of his peers including the current President of Nigeria and the other Nigerian Presidents before him.
Nigerians should not buy all of the campaigns of calumny against him by Akewi Ologundudu as if there is nothing good in him to qualify him to rule Nigeria.
Why not if not? The guy has paid his dues and he has many the needed attributes to run for President of Nigeria and be successful if he deploys all of his God-given talents as an astute politician from the heartland of the Yoruba Southwest.
The fact that he was born in Iragbiji in Osun State to cut his political teeth in Lagos cannot and should not be a disqualifier as far as I am concerned. He is a rock-solid Nigerian politician with a spine of steel. He has learned some useful lessons from MKO if you see what I see. He is a survivor if you factor in all of his antecedents.
Those trying to run him down are not doing Nigeria a favor. If he throws his hat to the Ring like it is becoming clear he is going to do, we must not run him out of town because we do not like him or his politics. We must hear him out first to be fair to him and fair to ourselves and to the country.
I would have more to say about him as the D-Day gets closer. Nigerians must not write him off. He is far more credible in my opinion than many of our Nigerian Clerics claiming they have a direct line to God urging them to run for President.
We would cross the bridge and have more to say when we reach it. The write-up is not an endorsement. Far from it.
I rest my case.
Dr. Wumi Akintide
COMMENT: I used to say with cocksure certainty that Tinubu could never be president. I’m no longer that confident. But I’d hate for him to be president because he is too sick, too old, too steeped in fraud (even his name, age, education, and origins are frauds), and too much like Buhari whose “legacy” of poverty and ineptitude he said he’ll “continue with” to be an option – Farooq Kperogi
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