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Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Qtsnow(m): 9:05am On Sep 22


Twenty-four years ago today, Bola Ahmed Tinubu would stand in Isolo, Oshodi LGA, to lead his campaign for Governor of Lagos State. Standing before over 20,000 people at the former federal capital where he once served as Senator, Tinubu reeled out his plans for the 1999 elections, the problems he wanted to solve in office, and his vision for Lagos state.
 
“I have come to change the story,” he said. “We will develop education, health, security, and empower youths and women to make Lagos work for all."
 

Over the next five months, almost one million people would sign up to vote for Tinubu for a better Lagos. Working together, traders, community leaders, commercial riders, and civil servants built a strong network that stretched across all the LGAs and ultimately led to Bola Tinubu –  a returning NADECO chieftain from exile – being elected governor with the most votes ever given any candidate in Lagos history. It was the beginning of a history that  #MyAsiwajuStory now tells of Tinubu and Lagos—and the one that continues to spur meaningful conversations as Nigeria heads to the 2023 polls.
 
Why is it so? 
 
As greatly as his tenure was judged, what has been even more impressive was what followed. Many former cabinet members, colleagues, students, young people, traders and the less privileged who were impacted positively by his government have been giving testimonies. They went on to serve in government, or float businesses, founded non-profits, joined the private sector, or found ways to serve their community. Many still draw inspiration from their experiences as a testament to what we can accomplish when we’re willing to elect credible and competent leaders.
 

Clearly, this would be the difference in a chaotic campaign. Testimonies like #MyAsiwajuStory are what this nation needs now--and the reason he could be chosen. The interrogation of the capacity, ability, and credibility of those angling to take the baton of leadership, in line with their achievements, in the offices held previously. Out of the three major candidates, it would appear only Tinubu has such a record to show or people to bear witnesses, and it is commendable. 
 
Less than 20 years later, Atiku Abubakar, flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), continues to struggle to own up to his little or no impact in the Olusegun Obasanjo-led government as Vice-President. Aside from run-off-the-mill press statements of promises, there is no documentary or credible literature to assess his economic plans and leadership abilities. It may account for why, after six trials, Nigerians would not trust him to be their president.
 
With all the momentum he enjoys, Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has a lot to do to shed an image of a man who talks about all the problems of the country but solutions he designed even as a governor in Anambra state, to merit a higher office. Aside from all the worries over the provincial nature of his ambition at a time the nation needs peace, many temperate analysts and fact-checkers continue to highlight Obi's propensity for cooking data and figures at public outings as off-putting. 
 
It is in the midst of this that Nigerians from all parts of the country are calling on their counterparts to “to let Tinubu take on the unfinished business of fixing our union. He has done it before, he can do it again.” 
 
Tagged #MyAsiwajuStory, a collection of stories by people impacted by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the series bears the imprint of the legacies of a servant-leader and trusts in his prowess to turn around Nigeria for good.
    
Ebuka Anisiobi [/b]hailed from Anambra State, South Eastern region of Nigeria, but grew up on the streets of Lagos, Maryland, in Kosofe LGA where his parents had sought greener pastures. 
 
[b]Despite being a 'non-indigene,' he became the first ever one-day governor and the youngest in Nigeria after winning a spelling bee competition organised by the former governor's wife Senator Oluremi Tinubu for secondary school students in 2001. 

 
"Despite my ethnicity and religion, Asiwaju and Senator Remi Tinubu gave me the chance at education and leadership through the spelling bee competition and One-Day Governor initiative," Ebuka said in a sensational video account on social media in August. 
 
"After winning the One-Day Governor Program, I got a scholarship for further education. The Lagos State Government also paid for all the WAEC fees of all students that year and subsequently, and that gave me the opportunity for quality education.

 
"Today, I have worked in various organisations in the oil and gas industry, and consulting industry, and I am also an entrepreneur. I owe all this to the belief that was placed in me singularly on that fateful day in June 2001."
 
It would be discovered that the One-Day Governor initiative was introduced by the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu-led administration to reward academic excellence and foster social inclusion in Lagos State. The initiative has now become a tradition in the state, having been upheld by successive governments in the last 21 years. 
 
Ebuka, the first beneficiary of the scheme, was a Christian and South Easterner.
 
In 2002, Brig. Gen. George Emdin (Rtd) was posted to Lagos fresh from War College. The security situation in Lagos was frightening and it needed a stronger approach to solve the issue. 
 
"As at that period, the security situation in Lagos was so bad that armed robbers would even write to the streets that they were coming and they would actually come. It was so bad," Brig. Gen. Emdin said.
 
"He did a lot on the insecurity in the state. From my observations or knowledge of him, I think he set the foundation for what Lagos is today. It started with him. As the coordinator of the security team which involved the army, navy, airforce and police, including the other paramilitary within the state, we held regular meetings with the governor to talk about the plans and strategies for an efficient security system. With the cooperation of other agencies, I achieved a lot of success."
 
Despite being the most populous state in Nigeria, Lagos has no history of terrorism, banditry, and insurgency. From initiating and equipping the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), an anti-crime unit in Lagos, to solving the internecine war between motor park managers, Tinubu is being touted as the man who can solve the current national security crises.
 
“The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) that he helped establish is now being copied by other states," former IGP, Mike Okiro on how Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu fought crime as Lagos governor." 
 
In another video, Chioma Agu, recounted how she could have missed out on getting educated, if not for the free education scheme of the Tinubu-led government, because her father thought her brothers should be educated other than a girl.
 
"When it was time for us to start the process of WAEC registration, my dad called one day and told me that he would not attend to my needs when my elder brother is still there. He advised that I withdraw for another year or not even write it," Agu said.
 
"While we were on it, the principal called for an emergency one afternoon and announced to us that the Lagos state governor at that time, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had paid for the WAEC fees for all Lagos state secondary school children. 
 
"Nineteen years later, I had the opportunity of telling him how he impacted my life. When I asked him why he did that, he said he once saw a boy hawking during school hours and called him to ask why he wasn't in school. The boy told him his parents could not afford school fees.  So, he turned immediately to the state house and moved for a bill for free WAEC for all. I remember he told me that he wanted education to be free for all students in Lagos state."

 
At a time students in the public higher institutions have been on strike for over seven months in the country, stories of free education and WAEC fees may, indeed, be instructive of the priority of Bola Tinubu for education, if elected as president. 
 
From economy to education, and security, there is an avalanche of accomplishments in the public and private sectors to prove Tinubu is credible, tested and worthy to be trusted again.
 
Through the videos, many who ordinarily do not have enough knowledge and are given to lies and some propaganda about his tenure and personality, may have a change of heart. 
 
#MyAsiwajuStory is the sort of issue-based campaign Nigerian voters need to guide us from choosing the wrong person in the 2023 polls. 

Olagunju PhD writes from Texas, USA. He can be reached via mutiupotpourri@gmail.com


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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Jennifer663(f): 9:07am On Sep 22
Like seriously

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by CYBERSOLDIERSre: 9:29am On Sep 22
With these he has lost.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by AdamuKD: 10:13am On Sep 22
grin
Jokes taken too far.
Tinubu is a criminal
Tinubu is a murderer
Tinubu is a walking corpse
Tinubu doesn't have primary and secondary school certificate
Tinubu brain is dead already from dementia

Just picture this old criminal from now till next 8years. grin . Na for barrow them go dey push am around.
Anybody supporting tilumbu is either the person is mad or the person is crazy.
Zamu nuna maku shaga a wanan zabe n.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Softmirror: 10:18am On Sep 22
ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU IS NIGERIA'S NEXT PRESIDENT BY THE GRACE OF GOD.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by AdamuKD: 10:19am On Sep 22
Softmirror:
ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU IS NIGERIA'S NEXT PRESIDENT BY THE GRACE OF GOD.
Shut up zombie. President of touts and agberos abi?

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Olojuobinrin(m): 10:40am On Sep 22
Bat23

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Tinubuwins2023e: 11:17am On Sep 22
We arent moved by all this rubbish talk. Tinubu is winning 2023 presidential election. It's a done deal.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Jostoman: 11:17am On Sep 22
Na APC mode dey duty today, na so so bad story he will be pushing to nairaland front page today.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Manny21: 11:18am On Sep 22
I don't know why nobody is talking about Jakande and Marwa, the real founding fathers of Lagos development and the relative security Lagos is enjoying. The organization in civil service, free education regardless of whichever part of Nigeria you come from, operation sweep, keke Marwa etc. Everything should not be about Tinubu.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by ufotty2001: 11:18am On Sep 22
U guys should go to his house and thank him.. not to compensate him with presidency

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by MrCGPA(m): 11:18am On Sep 22
Not Aso Rock of Abuja Federal Republic of Nigeria but Arigbiji Rock in Osun. So if you want me to vote Muslim -Muslim ticket it's Old Perkison grandfather and a Terrorist you are showcasing? God forbid BAT thing in Nigeria. Aso Rock is not a National Rehabilitation Center.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by 5iine: 11:18am On Sep 22
VOTE WISELY

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Don27tiky(m): 11:18am On Sep 22
Keep dreaming. Achievement hmmmmm
I wonder which

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Brendaniel: 11:19am On Sep 22
Tinubu is a very wicked man

He wants Nigerians to reward him for giving them Buhari

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Killermamba: 11:19am On Sep 22
The presidency is not to reward anyone. Is for you to work and you must be fit to do so

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Princebest(m): 11:19am On Sep 22
It's well. May God's will be done. He only decides who leads and who shouldn't.

Let's just all vote our conscience.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Officialgarri: 11:19am On Sep 22
Tinubu's achievement is speaking for him that's why he seems to be so quiet.

Peter was a governor just like him but he can only market himself by discussing problems that everyone already know about. Yet, not a single solution from him.
Achievement to even boost his campaign, he doesn't still have.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by slawomir: 11:19am On Sep 22
Damnnn niggar

Mumu people

Which achievements

He turn lagos into drug state

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by nony43(m): 11:19am On Sep 22
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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by MansoryMX(m): 11:20am On Sep 22
What achievement please? Cocaine dealings and other hard drugs you are calling achievements?


Oh please don’t tell me he made lagos what lagos is today because we all know lagos was formal capital of Nigeria and already developed by white investors even before we gained independence. So which lies una wan tell Nigerians? cheesy

You people can’t even campaign with Apc and Buhari achievement because y’all know there is absolutely nothing to talk about. Useless people!!

Those of you still campaigning for Apc are all tribalistic fools! Who are blinded by tribe religion and political parties!!!

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by FreeStuffsNG: 11:20am On Sep 22
Awesome piece! Thank God we still have grateful hearts in their majority.
God bless Asiwaju Tinubu.
check my signature for free stuffs!

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Austineva2: 11:20am On Sep 22
For imposing this evil terrorist in Also rock abi?
We Biafrans will shock u in 2023 cos we discredit u politically, financially. Watch and see for yourself

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by MMWandali: 11:21am On Sep 22
Never

No to same-religion ticket

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by GeneralOjukwu: 11:21am On Sep 22
grin

They did permutations about a cabal denying BAT the APC ticket.... he won in a landslide.

They will cry for the next 8 years. TINUBU is the next President.

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by Opintiwa: 11:21am On Sep 22
Za pampers achievement

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by CocoaOla: 11:21am On Sep 22
hmmmm Nigerians dont want to learn after BUHARI grin

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by slivertongue: 11:21am On Sep 22
MAY NOT TAKE HIM THERE

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Re: Mutiu Olagunju: Bola Tinubu's Achievement May Take Him To Aso Rock In 2023 by MatrixReloaded: 11:21am On Sep 22
Lame propaganda by strategist lunatics charading like economist

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