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Real Reason Tinubu Avoids Buhari During Project Commissioning

Real Reason Tinubu Avoids Buhari During Project  Commissioning

OpenLife Nigeria reports that reasons have emerged why Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not been seen with President Muhammadu Buhari in occasions where [projects were being commissioned.
Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor was declared President-Elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in the February 25 general election.
He is billed for searing in on May 29.
However, lots of Nigerians have been wondering why Tinubu has been visibly absent in occasions where Buhari commissions project especially the commissioning of the $18.5 billion refinery reputed as the biggest single train refinery built by billionaire Aliko Dangot, Chairman of the Dangote group in Lagos on May 22.
Disclosing the reason on Thursday through a piece titled “Asiwaju And Strategic Humility,” Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for Environment said Tinubu is a man of strategic humility comparable to great leaders like Conrad Adreneur, the German post-war Chancellor.
Tunji emphasized that Tinubu, in his modesty, does not want to share glory with Buhari who he said has done so much for Nigeria.
Also, we have seen a plethora of project commissionings by President Buhari which many expected he {Tinubu} would attend beside the incumbent leader. But he chose to avoid them in what clearly is borne out of strategic humility in not wanting to share the glory with the incumbent as the latter deserves his shine and glory.
Earlier in January when the iconic Lagos rail-line (which Asiwaju initiated as governor) was commissioned, he stayed away and allowed President Buhari to lap up the glory. The fickle-minded would have been tempted to contest the platform with Buhari on the justification that “It is my baby”. Not Asiwaju.
Perhaps the most remarkable one was the commissioning few days ago of Dangote’s Refinery at Lekki Free Trade Zone, a visionary scheme he initiated as Governor of Lagos State in 2005 in a stroke of Socratic ingenuity. Instead of being present with President Buhari at the commissioning, he sent his vice Shettima so that the present Goverment could carry the glory.
It was remarkable that Aliko Dangote himself referred to Tinubu as the “Asiwaju of Nigeria” on that important date to Nigeria’s economic history. In Yoruba, Asiwaju means the Leader.
Tinubu’s deft footworks actually reminded us of Nicollo Machaiavelli’s legendary postulation: “Power is alluring and infectious when you are at the top. But calmness is for the Prince of expectation and manifestiion begins when you are on the throne,” Tunji said.

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