Dele Alake, Director of Strategic Communication for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, has said the opponents of the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, can’t be compared to him.
According to Alake, former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Peter obi who are all vying for the President can’t match Tinubu’s records.
He said this In an interview on News Central.
Alake said, “I will say he is being misunderstood by only one or two categories of Nigerians, not by Nigerians in general. There are Nigerians who have a sense of history, they do not misconstrue Bola Tinubu because they were aware and still aware of the transformation and leadership that he gave and he continues to give. So, they don’t misconstrue him. Now, there are those who could innocently misconstrue and those are the very young ones who probably were not around 23 years ago when he held sway in Lagos State and implemented all of these transformational initiatives and policies. So, they may be very green.
“Then, the second category of those who could misconstrue him is the category of those who deliberately adopts selective amnesia because of envy. They do so because they envy the man’s achievement, his lofty height. What he has been able to do in terms of ideas, vision, knowledge, capacity, courage. He has been able to demonstrate all of these attributes of leadership and naturally, like sugar attracts ants, success attracts envy, especially in our own environment. In Nigeria and Africa, it does. So, those are the categories of people that I will say misconstrue Asiwaju. But for the rest of Nigerians who have a sense of history, who are very honest, thorough and meticulous in their analysis and those who subject issues to critical analysis, they do not misconstrue him at all. In fact, they admire him and they commend his giant strides. Today, where he ruled, all the other candidates, whether Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso and others that I didn’t mention, all of them have been in public office but there is none of them whose records of performance or antecedents in office matches the enduring legacies of Asiwaju.”