Akande says Tinubu is well-prepared for president


Chief Bisi Akande has said that the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the most prepared person to drive the affairs of the country to the promised land.

Akande, the former governor of Osun state disclosed this while discussing the level of preparedness of Tinubu at the 97th birthday anniversary of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti in Akure.

He said, “We thank God that this time around; Nigerians have elected a leader who has planned for a long time to be our President.

“When Tinubu was Governor of Lagos State, he did not just plan for his eight years in office; he did a Master Plan for Lagos which has since been running for more than the past 20 years and which has transformed the city-state into the powerhouse of the Nigerian economy.

“Therefore, it is right and necessary to expect a 20 or 50 years Master Plan for Nigeria from President to be Tinubu when he assumes office. This will transform this blessed country into a great one.”

He also advised the political class to join hands with the President-elect to move the country forward.

He said, “In our country, we know the President cannot be the sole agent of change. There are leaders and there are followers!

“All good patriots need to get involved and keep all hands on deck. We need to align modernity with our development.

“We cannot be in love with the products of modernity like cars, telephones, and air travels while we continue to live in dreadful underdevelopment. But presently, to our collective shame, almost all the cars on Nigerian roads are imported.

“We import foods, wines, spirits, clothing, perfume, body sprays, toothpick and toiletries and then turn around to complain that the Naira is not strong. Let us, as followers, make the Naira strong by changing our ways.

“Let us learn to make our own cars, produce our own food, drink our own wine and wear our own clothes because those individuals, corporate entities or countries, who think deeply daily, plan meticulously and work assiduously towards the realisation of their plans would continue to devise all means to confuse, exploit and enslave the lazy, fun-loving and planless pleasure seekers.

“All good living can only happen when we change the way we think and the way we educate the next generations.”


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