Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, has said that in terms of skills and wisdom, APC National leader and former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu, has done more for Nigerians than late Obafemi Awolowo and late MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Ogunlewe who was a Minister during the Obasanjo administration, said this in an interview with Daily Independent.
Speaking during the interview, Ogunlewe said if given the opportunity, Tinubu would do well as President of Nigeria.
“He (Tinubu) is the most prominent Yoruba person that has paid his dues and is knowledgeable about the politics of Nigeria. I am confident he can lead Nigeria well if he becomes president. How can I say that the north will deny Tinubu and he will end up like MKO Abiola? All these people are enemies of progress… Hasn’t he (Tinubu) done more than MKO Abiola? Hasn’t he done more than Awolowo?”
” Maybe not in terms of perfomance but he has more in terms of skills, wisdom. Look at the way he has been able to cover all parts of Nigeria. Look at the number of people he has been able to promote from nothing to be governors, ministers and even Vice-President:.
“Believe it or not, whether you like him or you don’t like him, you must give him credit. All those saying negative things are not knowledgeable about Nigerian politics. If you are knowledgeable about Nigerian politics, you should know that you cannot remove the man’s achievements from him.” he said