By Christian George
A former deputy chief press secretary, Lati Odusanya, said that after his God is the All Progressives Congress presidential contender, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He said this in a chat with Vanguard, adding that Tinubu, despite his age is fit for the position.
According to Vanguard, the ex-journalist recounted that Tinubu has contributed to him being alive and healthy.
He said that while he had barely six months to go for heart surgery, Tinubu told him “Listen Lati, before you become anything at all you must remain alive, go and do that surgery.” He paid for the surgery, not only that, at that time, my children were in the university, my wife was a civil servant and he said that he understood my situation. He made adequate plan for my family, while I went to London for the surgery.
“It was decided then that I couldn’t continue with the work. After my God, it is Tinubu. I have not seen him for two to three years now, but I will cut my wrist for him. That is the kind of generous man that he is, I can give you a catalogue of people that have benefited from his generosity. Even people he didn’t know, we worked for him and we know how he works, including the people who now abuse him day and night, we know them, but he is somebody that does something for you and he has forgotten already because he is wired that way. His kind of generosity is uncommon, he doesn’t relate with people based on religion, sex, ethnicity or whatever. Once he sees the reason to help you he wouldn’t hesitate to do it. He didn’t have to do what he did to me but at that time, my heart condition was so severe that I was facing death and God saved me through him. What else could a man do?”
He recounted that Tinubu is the panacea to Nigeria’s challenge, referring to his period as Lagos state governor.
“Who is the man who has the ability and capability, undoubtedly, it is Tinubu. If you look at his records as Lagos State Governor, you can see what he did,” he added.
Odusanya further recounted that, “even at over 70 years of age, this man is so physically fit that in one week, he campaigned in five different states, this is for the records. How many of his age mates can do that without falling sick or going to the hospital? That man is ready, willing and able to take the mantle to run the race and finish well. He is physically fit, mentally fit and spiritually fit for the office.