An elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has lauded Bola Tinubu over his emergence as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
He stated this in a congratulatory message on Thursday, noting that history will be made if Tinubu emerges as the country’s president.
According to him, the emergence of Tinubu as president would signify “the total break away” from military influence in Nigeria’s polity.
He said, “The election of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the APC Presidential Bearer is an important political development in our country. This transition will lead us to a full-fledged democracy, a milestone of an acclaimed figure and political juggernaut of the APC National Leader to a National Leader of Nigeria.
“When Asiwaju, a sage, is eventually elected as the President of the country in the forthcoming Presidential Elections, history shall be made in our contemporary political development for a number of reasons.
“Paramount, and if elected as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju’s election victory will signify the complete and total break away from military influence in our polity, which will bring about the return of the country to a full pledge democratic tradition and practice for the first time since the return of civilian rule in 1999.
“It will also constitute a stamp of validation of the 1914 amalgamation of the people of Northern and Southern protectorates by the entire people of Nigeria of their own free will.