Former representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, has described former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a promoter of excellence, saying he is capable and qualified to become Nigeria’s President in 2023.
Also, he said the National leader of the All Progressives Congress is one leader that places capacity and competence above loyalty in all his dealings.
Abe said this during a breakfast meeting with journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Tuesday.
He explained that the story of Lagos State and where it is today cannot be discussed without mentioning Tinubu.
Abe added, “The most important job of a leader is to pick people. If you look at the quality of people that Asiwaju picked and the way he promotes quality people in everything, they stand out.
“The one thing that has kept Africa where it is today is that leaders prefer loyalty above capacity and competence. Asiwaju is one of few leaders in Africa who picks capacity and competence above loyalty and promotes excellence in every way
“So I think he is eminently qualified and other people who think they are qualified are also free to indicate their interest.”
While making a veiled reference to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Abe said Nigerians don’t want
anybody who does not like money to come near the presidency.
Recall that Amaechi has in several fora said he does not like money.
But Abe stated that “we need a leader at this point who understands money and knows how to generate money because that is the biggest problem in this country today.