Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Tinubu is greatest Yoruba Leader of this era — Scooba

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Scooba to Asabeafrika....'I want Nigerians to give Tinubu his gratitude for piloting our political fortune to this level'
A Lagos based businessman, Mr. Oluwafemi James Adejuwon aka Scooba has called on Nigerians to recognize and appreciate the leadership role of the national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the evolution of progressive opposition in Nigeria.
Speaking exclusively to Asabeafrika inside his Afariogun, Ikeja-Lagos South West Nigeria office penultimate Monday evening, Mr. Adejuwon who is the Chief Executive Officer of Scooba Security Doors Limited frowned at the manner some Nigerians are trying to downgrade the  political achievements of Tinubu in the making of present day Nigerian democracy. The business man expressed his frustration this way “I think as a people, we must imbibe the spirit of gratitude, I don’t know how you see it but to me, gratitude is a necessary sacrifice we must give to those who took their time and energy to solve knotty political issues in our polity”

Speaking in defense of Tinubu, Scooba said “I feel let down that some people will forget so soon, how Tinubu stood his grand in the last ten years to save Lagos and the entire South West from the divisiveness of the PDP. Tinubu has always risen beyond pettiness to install leaders with gut in positions of authority. He was the one who gave us Fashola, he gave us Buhari, he gave us Osinbajo and today in Lagos, he has succeeded again in giving us another energetic leader, Ambode. So, why should anyone undermine his influence in Nigeria?”

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu with ex-Governor of Abia State & Publisher, Sun Newspaper, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu

Adejuwon who said he is not a politician but a fan of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave kudos to Sun Publishing Limited, Publishers of Daily Sun Newspaper for recognizing the role Tinubu played in the election that ushered in a new leadership at the center in 2015 with the honor of Politician of The Year in an elaborate event in Lagos on Saturday February 20th, 2016 “It is a great editorial decision for that newspaper (Daily Sun) to have recognized Asiwaju as “Politician of the Year”. In 2015, his singular discretion brought the biggest political strategy and for the first time, Nigeria was liberated from the political chains of a near single party state under PDP”
Defending Tinubu further, Scooba admitted that although that the leader-politician like any other human being might have his shortcomings but he remains a credible leader in all ramification “I agree with you that in the course of his political wit, Tinubu is bound to step on toes but can we count that against the number of good things he has done?” Scooba asked with an aggressive tone that makes him sound more like a wrestler trying to defend his belt. 

“On Tinubu, I can conveniently tell you that he was not a lawyer like Awolowo, he was not a soldier like Obasanjo but he was an accountant like Abiola. He understood the dynamics of money as the super lubricant of all political hegemony. He understood poverty, power and freedom of the mind from servitude”.

He made his points further “Do you know how many people Tinubu is feeding in Nigeria as of today? Through his democratic credentials, do you know how and what it takes to keep the fire of opposition burning for 16 years? From AD to AC to A.C.N and APC, who would have sustained such tempo and use it as a force to sack a ruling opposition? At times when I think of how our people treat their heroes I just shed tears” Scooba submitted with a hint of regret.

The GDA of Asabeafrika with Scooba

Tinubu not on war path with Buhari
On the allegation that Asiwaju Tinubu might have fallen out with President Buhari over recent ranting by top members of his family like his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu who complained bitterly over the spate of economy under President Buhari’s regime during a session in the senate and his daughter Folashade Tinubu-Ojo who led market women to Abuja last week to protest against the government of the day, Scooba has his answer ready “That is not true. The President can never be at war with Asiwaju, don’t forget we are in a democracy and both Tinubu’s wife and his daughter are advanced adults in their own right, they are fully grown adults married with their own principles and ideology. So, they are at liberty to use their discretion without Tinubu’s input. That does not mean Mr. President is at war with Asiwaju

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader, APC

Sensing that you are likely going to raise more posers for him, Scooba raised his voice higher “Ok, you are all abusing Tinubu but the same man did a lot for you people here in Lagos and at the national level. I hate ungratefulness. Look, I will rather tolerate you as a boaster who renders help to me than an easy going fellow who will never raise a helping hand to cater for my needs in my low moments. If I come to you now, and I ask a favor from you and you render the favor, you are free to go everywhere and say ‘Oh, if not for me, Scooba wont succeed’, yes I will thank  you and still appreciate you for that because that is your nature. But you don’t boast around and yet you can’t help me, so, of what value are you to humanity?”
“I have visited Shoprite mall, Alausa severally, and most times I can’t even find a space to park my car and I say ‘thank God for Tinubu’. That is the tough of a leader; to bring into being what never exist. You can join the bandwagon of people who said he owns the mall and you can also join the bandwagon of those who said he leased the land out but let me ask you few questions; ‘how many Nigerian leaders stole money from our coffer and invested same money here? Do you know the amount of funds sleeping in Swiss accounts? Do you know how many big funds sleeping in accounts in London, America, Dubai and other countries? Do you know how much of Abacha’s stolen wealth that has been recovered in the last ten years? But a man who took compassion on people to invest and create wealth and opportunities for many, we are here, busy talking him down; at times, when I see how people try to ridicule that man (Asiwaju) drops of tears stroll down my eyeballs because I know what it means to help people and same people turn back to stab you in the back. It could be painful, it could be cruel and it could be deadly”

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu with one of his foot soldiers, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi

Between Tinubu, Awo & MKO
When Asabeafrika asked him to compare between Tinubu, late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo and late symbol of democracy Chief MKO Abiola who will Scooba choose as the best Yoruba leader of all times, Scooba became diplomatic.
“If I say Tinubu, you will say I am biased and maybe because of my passion for his leadership style and vision but I will tell you a fact today”

Mr.  Oluwafemi James Adejuwon aka Scooba

The security door expert whose company Scooba Door won the award of Best Security Door Company of Year 2015 by a conglomerate of media organizations last year  spoke further “You see, like the Bible noted, everything happens in its own season. There is a season you were born, there was a season you started your life and a season will come you will leave behind your legacy and people will only talk about you” “This is how I see the whole issue, I think God loves the Yoruba people for giving us from time to time what I call “Interventionist Leaders”. Obafemi Awolowo was one of the series of such interventionist leaders; he came to open our mind. I don’t need to tell you more about what I mean by ‘opening our mind’; today you and I are great benefactor of that singular act of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo”
“For MKO Abiola, he came to open our eyes; his decision to damn the consequences and use his political trauma to unseat a sit-tight- northern oligarchic military government thereby ushering in democracy was enough evidence that the Yoruba tribe was in danger. But what happened? Like Jesus, MKO used his own blood to cleanse the Augean stable and by his death came the consideration for a southern President in 1999 which brought in General now Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. You see, I didn’t want to mention Obasanjo in this interview but I can’t afford to jump the facts of history. I won’t say because I am Scooba then, I will escape the tenable facts of history. Good, Obasanjo rode on that emotion and today, we have proven that we, the people of the South West hold the lever of the economy of this country”

Mr. Oluwafemi James Adejuwon, CEO, Scooba Doors Ltd

“On Tinubu, I can conveniently tell you that he was not a lawyer like Awolowo, he was not a soldier like Obasanjo but he was an accountant like Abiola. He understood the dynamics of money as the super lubricant of all political hegemony. He understood poverty, power and freedom of the mind from servitude. Tinubu learnt from the shortcomings of both Awolowo, Obasanjo and MKO and he used their individual challenges to build his own individual strength. He was the lawyer, the soldier and the accountant in one stead. He reformed the judiciary, built communal democracy of the traditional institutions, brought lots of self enlightenment to democratic institution and till date, he is a blind giver who can even give away his own eyeballs to satisfy the convenience of his people. He is the combination of Awo’s decisiveness, Obasanjo’s stubbornness and MKO’s generosity. He is the greatest Yoruba Leader of this era” 

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