…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio expressed regret for challenging President Bola Tinubu during the APC presidential primary, acknowledging that he and other aspirants would not have contested if they had known about Tinubu’s forward-thinking plans for the country.
Akpabio praised Tinubu’s track record in Lagos and believed that the man who spearheaded the city’s development could replicate his success nationwide.
Akpabio’s Appreciation of Tinubu’s Decisions:
During a reception organized by the Lagos State Government in honor of President Tinubu, Akpabio commended the president’s decisive actions, which he believed had propelled the nation’s growth.
The former Minister of Niger Delta reiterated his commitment to collaborating with the executive arm of the government to ensure that Nigerians enjoy the benefits of democracy.
Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Remarks on Tinubu’s Leadership:
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos acknowledged the significant changes witnessed in the country since President Tinubu assumed office.
He expressed pride in Tinubu’s leadership, highlighting the president’s bold pronouncements, audacity for change, and the renewed hope he instilled in Nigerians.
Sanwo-Olu described Tinubu as a leader, a builder, and a custodian of good governance, expressing confidence in Nigeria’s unprecedented progress under his guidance.
Fashola’s Call for Support and Collaboration:
Babatunde Fashola, the former governor of Lagos and Minister of Works and Housing, emphasized the importance of supporting President Tinubu for his success.
He emphasized that the presidency is not a one-person job and urged fellow governors to back Tinubu’s policies.
Fashola lauded the enduring impact of six policies implemented by Tinubu during his tenure as Lagos governor, stating that they had been embraced by other states.
He assured the president of their unwavering support and willingness to serve once again when called upon.
Senate President Akpabio’s regret over contesting against President Tinubu reflects his recognition of Tinubu’s visionary leadership and development plans for Nigeria.
The event, attended by Governor Sanwo-Olu and former governor Fashola, showcased widespread appreciation for Tinubu’s decisions and the transformative changes witnessed under his leadership.
The speeches reinforced the need for support, collaboration, and unity in order to realize Tinubu’s great vision for Nigeria’s prosperity and development.
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