Opinion: 4 Key Reasons Why Tinubu Is So Popular In APC By Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah
Eat When the food is ready and speak when the time is right-African Proverb
In the African traditional family, the food is served collectively and eaten as a family in oneness.
The beauty of the parade is that once the food is ready, only those that are available get to partake in the feasting of the meal which is customarily sumptuous.
So if you must partake from the food then you must stick around, so only those who have the patience to wait are rewarded.
That is how life is programmed to be lived, only the patient ones are rewarded for their hard work and consistency.
It is clear to everyone that Tinubu is no longer a slideshow but the major event in the 2023 presidential election.
The more Tinubu is criticized, the more popular he seems to get. In fact, when rivals attack him, Tinubu’s numbers go up.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the most popular APC stalwart and the most famous.
Here are four basic reasons that explain Tinubu’s popularity among APC members.
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
When the family is waiting for the meal to get ready what did you do with your time?
Tinubu has shown one of the greatest leadership traits which are patience in times of adversity, patience in times of party crisis, patience in times of great siege.
During tough times for the party, Tinubu has always put in the right efforts and applied the right steps to energize party members to stay above the waters.
His commitment and persistence have been key in keeping a united APC.
Do you recall the famous word, “Keep Calm and Carry On”?
In times of great adversity and trials, Tinubu has proved to be resilient. His ability to recover lost grounds is legendary.
When there was the grand plot by PDP to extinguish the Alliance for Democracy, AD after taking five South-West states deceptively, Tinubu went to work without complaining and today he has not only recovered lost grounds, the APC is the largest party in Africa.
In achieving this, Tinubu never brought any leader down or was involved in any smear campaign of calumny to achieve this.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand-Vince Lombardi
Tinubu has always stood by his party through thick and thin and has been a source of inspiration to many party members to stay back in APC and build the party.
Tinubu has almost made the APC an institution and the structures he built across the 36 states are still intact and ready to throw support for the Jagaban when the right time comes.
His unwavering commitment to the party is not in doubt.
Patriotism is defined amongst other things, as pride in a country’s values, culture and inherent greatness.
Who can be as patriotic as Tinubu? Who has sacrificed as much as Tinubu?
Tinubu is a core patriot who gave his all for democracy to birth.
Amongst the APC leaders today who can rival Tinubu’s patriotism?
Lastly, let me state that from my personal observations it seems no significant APC member has seriously opposed Tinubu when there was still time for it to work.
It seems too late now for Tinubu to be sidelined in the APC, his popularity and network is unassailable.
A glorious past is the work of a glorious man, Tinubu is a factor in making APC what it is today.
The truth spoken before its time is dangerous says a Greek proverb. Watch the timing. Be vigilant.
Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah writes in from Abuja.