The emergence of Tinubu opens a new chapter of leadership in Africa
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the just-concluded presidential election is a big step for African democracy.
Sanwo-Olu, reacting to the Wednesday March 1 announcement of the presidential election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said Tinubu had contested and won a bitter democratic battle.
Sanwo-Olu said, “Asiwaju has worked tirelessly over the past two decades to deepen democracy in Nigeria, building bridges across the country. His political credentials, which are the product of his many years of genuine investment in human and national development, have played a vital role in giving him national airplay and endearing him to millions of Nigerians.
“Asiwaju’s decades of political activism and democratic struggle are well understood by the people. In return, they built their trust in him as a true democrat and a man to work with to see Nigeria continue on the path of unity, economic growth and development.”
Sanwo-Olu expressed his belief that Asiwaju Tinubu would work hard to bring the country back into the league of nations where economic prosperity, security and political stability are the hallmarks of development.
”I congratulate my leader, mentor and president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for this historic achievement. Beyond this, I am confident that you will, in no time, turn around Nigeria’s fortunes in all spheres so that Nigeria sits permanently among the nations of stable political, economic and social development,” said Sanwo-Olu.
“I have no doubt in my mind that Tinubu’s leadership style and democratic credentials will soon become a major lesson for other African leaders, who in turn will benefit immensely as they watch Nigeria navigate the various paths of economic, social and political recovery development.
“Congratulations to Nigerians and all democracy lovers,” Sanwo-Olu said.