How I began my political path in the house of Jakanda – Tinubu opens
Asivaju Bola Tinubu, head of the All Progressive Congress, welcomed the late first civilian governor of Lagos State Alhaji Latif Jakande, The PUNCH reported.
It was during an eight-day Fidau prayer meeting held for Jakanda, who served from October 1, 1979 to December 31, 1983.
The event was also attended by the former head of the governor of the state Ogun Olusegun Osoba; former Inspector General of Police Musliliu Smith; Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi; Among others, the Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanvo Olu.
Speaking at the event, Tinubu spoke about a small discussion he had with the former governor, noting that he began his political career at the Jakanda home.
“He said to go, we need a lot of people like you. Go to the Senate. The rest is history, ”said the head of the APC.
He further greeted the deceased, saying that even if he is no longer there, he still exists.
“We pray that Nigeria will provide us with smarter, very honest leaders who put the future at the forefront and look at what the children’s lives will be like,” he added.
A few days ago, Tinubu said that what the state of Lagos was able to achieve was due to the foundations laid by Jakanda.
“He could definitely be called the last of the titans in the ranking with the likes of Obafemi Avolovo, Dr. …
“Everything we have been able to do in Lagos is thanks to the foundation that Pa Jakande gave us. In many ways, he is the inspirational father of the modern state of Lagos.
“It has left an indelible mark on housing, education, healthcare and road construction.
“Thousands of Lagos families continue to live in the various housing developments he has built throughout the state. Thousands of beneficiaries of its free education program are now recognized professionals and successful people in various fields, ”he said in part in a statement.