by Dolapo Adelana
Borno Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday said the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was honoured by his state for saving it from falling into the hands of tyrants.
Shettima invited the former Lagos governor to inaugurate some projects constructed by his administration with one of the projects, a 26-apartment facility built for medical doctors named Bola Tinubu Court.
Speaking at the inauguration, Shettima said Tinubu played a key role in stopping the APC from being hijacked by those with selfish interests.
The governor said, “For us in Borno State APC, I must confess that we owe our political freedom to not only our firmness but importantly, to the wisdom and sincerity of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Someone asked me yesterday and sought to know our reasons for naming a project after him in Borno State.
“I replied the person in five words by saying ‘it’s our show of gratitude.’ Naturally, the person asked me, gratitude in what sense? I explained that after the APC was created in the buildup to the 2015 elections, we firmly resisted serious attempts by someone who wanted to completely hijack the entire party machinery with total disregard to our existence.
“But despite our resistance, that person would probably have had some oxygen if he had secured the support of Asiwaju. From day one, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was opposed to political tyranny in Borno State and was in support of our political freedom and democratic liberty.”
Tinubu attended the inauguration with his wife, Remi, whom Shettima described as a humble.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.