Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said no Nigerian leader can be compared to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He said this while delivering his speech virtually on Monday, March 29 at the 12th Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s colloquium held in commemoration of his 69th birthday in Kano State.
The vice president, who was a Special Guest of Honour at the colloquium, said Tinubu has become an institution in Nigeria due to his peculiar leadership and governance.
Osinbajo noted that Tinubu has raised notable leaders in the country in the last few decades, adding that the former Lagos state governor has been able to lead a vast array of persons with diverse views.
The vice president praised Tinubu for being completely comfortable in engaging in diverse ideas ranging from political to religious debates.
He asserted that Tinubu’s belief in economic, social, and cultural development makes him stand out as one of the notable politicians in the country.
“Also central to his leadership style is the fact that he is able to lead a vast array of persons with diverse views and is completely comfortable in engaging in diverse ideas ranging from political to religious debates,” Osinbajo said.
The theme of the colloquium was, ‘Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity’.
The event was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari who attended the event virtually alongside the Vice-President from Aso Villa in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Osinbajo has said that visa application may be required for people to travel to Kano and other states should the country split apart as agitated by some persons.
Osinbajo added that Kano was a strategic location because it was the home of radical and progressive ideals.
He said, “The initial plan was to hold a completely virtual event but Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State offered to host a physical event which would run alongside the virtual one on Zoom.
“For the purveyors of breaking up into small components, into small countries, perhaps they should be reminded that we would not have been able to accept Governor Ganduje’s offer to come to Kano at a short notice since we would all have needed visas to come to Kano.”