Nigeria’s minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has said the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, made the impossible happen by ensuring that an opposition became the ruling party for the first time in Nigeria’s history.
In a congratulatory message to Tinubu during the colloquium organised to mark the APC national leader’s 64th birthday in Abuja, Fashola said his predecessor in Lagos state steered the country away from the destruction the immediate past administration was dragging it into.
“It was dangerous for Nigeria to keep that administration for another term and the evidence of that was before us. The country was falling apart. You must salute the courage, the passion, the foresight of Asiwaju to reach across and say ‘let us forge a partnership to save Nigerians, to save ourselves’.
“On whether or not there could be a merger, everyone said it wasn’t going to happen, it had never happened in the history of Nigeria and as far as that was concerned, it (the merger) was a victory that the impossible had become not only probable but possible and that was due to Asiwaju’s self conviction and, as I said, his ability to mobilise people and materials behind an idea,” he said.