The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a birthday message, stated that he has no regrets whatsoever being one of the close political associates to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who he described as a great phenomenon in Nigerian politics.
Gbajabiamila described himself as a product of the Tinubu’s school of politics, stating that he has been a worthy mentor to him and several others across the country.
Celebrating the APC stalwart who just turned 68, he stated that Asiwaju is someone that has become a household name not only in Nigeria, but in the entire African continent.
He said, “Today, our current democracy, which started in 1999, enjoys stability due largely to the contributions of Asiwaju and others of like mind. He further stated that It is on record that after serving as the Executive Governor of Lagos State for eight unbroken years, Tinubu laid the foundation for a modern Lagos State, where Nigerians from all walks of life are accommodated.”
He praised the former Lagos State governor for starting the modern infrastructural development in Lagos State, a foundation upon which his successors are building on.
He noted that Tinubu’s political frontiers transcend Lagos State, as he has become a force to reckon with virtually everywhere in the country.
“There is no state where Asiwaju does not have a group of mentees due to his openness, accommodating nature, and political sagacity,” he added.
The Speaker further reiterated that despite his days in the opposition, Tinubu ensured that he remained focused and later played significant role in the merger that saw the birth of the All Progressives Congress (APC), about six years ago.
Gbajabiamila noted that Asiwaju led the APC as an opposition party to form the government at the centre in 2015 for the first time since 1999. This he did while joining forces with other patriotic Nigerians within the fold of APC.
He said, “I make bold to say that Tinubu’s style of politics will in years to come be a subject of intense research among political scholars. This is because of his uniqueness. There is hardly a politician that gets the kind of loyalty and support that he gets.”
Therefore, Gbajabiamila prayed that the God Almighty will continue to grant him good health, wisdom, and bless him with more knowledge so that he will continue to do the good works that he has been doing for Nigeria and humanity.