Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will restructure the country, if elected in next year’s general election.
The governor expressed optimism that the APC candidate would approve state police.
Akeredolu spoke while speaking on the topic, titled: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Business of Nation Building, during a Twitter space session.
The governor said the former Lagos State governor would bring a new vista into governance and ensure that true federalism thrives.
He said Asiwaju Tinubu understands the serious issues affecting the wellbeing of the country as well as having a deep knowledge of the problems.
“If voted into government, Nigerians will see that we have someone in place who has gone through democratic tutelage. He has been governor. He led a party.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has been part of the struggle to ensure that democracy was enthroned and that a true federal system runs in the country.
“Asiwaju Tinubu’s contributions in the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) struggle cannot be denied. As you know, when the 1993 presidential election was held, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola was deemed to have won that election. But the military junta anullewd the election and set up an interim government.
“Asiwaju Tinubu and few others felt they weren’t going to take it. They formed the NADECO and fought the military. They stood on June 12. Then, the whole country conceded that the next President must be from the Southwest. That is why in 1999, only former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Chief Olu Falae ran for the election”.