Babatunde Fashola, SAN, The Minister of Power, Works and Housing at the colloquium organized to mark the 64th birthday of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu extolled the virtues of the celebrant. He said, the former governor of Lagos made the impossible happen by ensuring that an opposition became the ruling party for the first time in Nigeria’s history.
The three-in-one minister identified that Tinubu steered the country away from the destruction the immediate past administration was dragging it into.
Fashola said, “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 and the foresight of Asiwaju to reach across and say ‘let us forge a partnership to save Nigerians, to save ourselves”.
He went further to say that “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.”