The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, November 12, revealed Chief Bisi Akande as the face behind the successful formation of the party which eventually won the 2015 presidential election.
Tinubu stated this at a book presentation of a book in honour of Akande, a former governor of Oyo state, where he also promised that the APC will make Nigeria great.
He said without Akande, APC would not have emerged as a political party that battled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to a halt in the 2015 election.
“Here I can tell you one thing; the establishment of the APC might not have taken place. For this single act, if for nothing else, the nation owes a debt of gratitude to Chief Bisi Akande. “However, this excellent but humble man will never ask for anything for himself.
He will simply continue giving his best effort to advance the public cause,” he said.
The politician, a former governor of Lagos, also used the opportunity to take a swipe at the eighth National Assembly led by Bukola Saraki, saying the legislature was antagonistic of the Buhari administration.
According to him, the legislature under Saraki frustrated the administration of Buhari as it fought for ‘business as usual’. He commended the ninth National Assembly for taking steps and actions to help Buhari achieve his set targets adding that reforms and successes recorded by the administration thus far would be judged right by posterity.
Tinubu blamed the PDP for the slow pace of governance in the country saying the now opposition party led an irresponsible government and wasted public funds between 1999 and 2015.
“The road to good governance is tough; there have been obstacles placed in our way. However, this is the task we have assumed and we shall not deviate from this path for this is how we perfect our nation and live up to our best purpose,” he said.