The Technical Director, Centre for Policy Intervention in Africa (CEPIA), Olatunde Awonuga, has said that for the country to strides the developmental struggles of President Muhammadu Buhari, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the most suitable candidate that can restore hope, confidence and prosperity in the country.
Speaking during a press briefing, Awonuga said choosing Tinubu is not due to only his political sagacity, but also his organisational depth, humanist consideration, and futuristic contemplations.
“We chose him due to his clarity and understanding of the Nigerian dilemma and his demonstrated ability of how to fix same with his state of esteem, Lagos serving as a microcosm of that experiment.”
He noted that a fair and objective analysis of what constitutes serious and sustainable political engagement in Nigeria revealed that Tinubu belongs to that class of politicians who gave the country something meaningful from the ashes of June 12.
“For a considerable part of its existence, the Nigerian experiment has been under the strains of regional and ethnic acrimony; one that has on many occasions brought it to points of instability.
“However, like some of his contemporaries, Asiwaju holds the belief that the Nigerian project is redeemable and is capable of providing citizens with the goodies of life they demand.
“His clarity about the viability of a united Nigeria has never been in doubt. This explains his ability to work with others from across the nation in the task of building that viable nation dreamt by all Nigerians.”
Awonuga said it is clear from the foregoing that what the nation needs at this moment is a visionary leader, whose testimonials reside not only in books or regurgitated ideas commonly expressed by many, but in practical achievements, both human and material that can be seen.