The emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President and Yakubu Dogara as Speaker of House of Representatives has not diminished the political stature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Civil Society Coalition for Good Governance, which said this in Lagos yesterday, added that any attempt by the leadership of the National Assembly and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members to diminish Tinubu’s political relevance would fail.
Its Deputy Convener, Declan Ihekaire, who spoke at a news conference, explained that Tinubu’s insistence on adherence to party’s decision on election of National Assembly principal officers was geared towards advancing APC’s interest.
He described Tinubu as a towering political icon that wrote the scripts of the change in Nigeria today and likened the struggle by “political lightweight to ridicule him as the vain efforts of defeated dwarfs that see the rise of their political fortunes in an endless chase of Tinubu’s shadow”.
“We see their claim that the present conspiracy by the negative forces to take the leadership of National Assembly has reduced the stature of Tinubu as the vain gloating of defeated and conquered political vassals,” Ihekaire said.
Source: The Nation