The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, made the impossible happen by leading a merger of Nigeria’s opposition political parties.
Fashola made the comment in a video tribute which was played at the 8th Bola Tinubu colloquium which held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the APC leader’s 64th birthday.
“It was dangerous for Nigeria to keep that administration for another term and the evidence of that was before us,” the minister said.
“The country was falling apart. You must salute the courage, the passion, the foresight of Asiwaju to reach across and say ‘let us forge a partnership to save Nigerians, to save ourselves’.
“On whether or not there could be a merger, everyone said it wasn’t going to happen, it had never happened in the history of Nigeria and as far as that was concerned, it (the merger) was a victory that the impossible had become not only probable but possible and that was due to Asiwaju’s self-conviction and, as I said, his ability to mobilise people and materials behind an idea,” he added.
President Muhammadu Buhari also said during the ceremony that the APC wouldn’t have won in the 2015 elections if Tinubu hadn’t been involved.