The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has emerged 2015 Thinkers Magazine Man of the Year.
The Secretary of Thinkers Communications Limited, Hajiya Saratu Muhammad, in a statement on Saturday, 6th February, 2016, in Abuja, said the APC chieftain emerged after a keen screening by the board of the organisation.
Describing Tinubu’s contribution as impressive, she said he transformed the political system by transiting an opposition party to a ruling government.
The statement said: “In Nigeria, nay Africa, it is rare for an opposition party to defeat a ruling party as done by APC in 2015. What makes Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s contributions impressive is that as far back as 2013, he spearheaded the move to form an all-encompassing party that can overcome the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). And against odds and despite dangers to his safety and business interests, Tinubu helped secure victory for APC during the presidential poll. In, short he is a man of the people, who fully deserves this honour.”
She added that the political genius groomed politicians, who contributed meaningfully to the well-being of the people.
“We also took into cognisance the number of brilliant gentlemen and Women, whom Tinubu groomed into strategic positions. The competence shown by these men and women has also shown that Tinubu is the ultimate talent hunter,” the statement read.