Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), and former Governor of Lagos State, said that without true federalism being implemented in Nigeria, the country’s unity will constantly be shaken.He made this known at the public presentation of Afenifere Leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti’s autobiography, My Life, My Legacy, and the unveiling of his pet project at the weekend in Akure, Ondo State.
Tinubu, who was represented by Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State, noted that the implementation of true federalism in the country ‘is the path to true nationhood.’Tinubu lauded Pa Fasoranti’s leadership role in the clamour for true federalism, fiscal federalism and the separation of powers vis-à-vis Federal and State relations as being inspirational and exemplary.
Tinubu said that Fasoranti contributed to and enriched the discourse on regional integration, nation-building, and good governance. Fasoranti advocated for a pure federal principle as the basis for peaceful co-existence in an “indivisible and united” Nigeria.
Tinubu said: ‘I enjoin us all to continue to hoist the flag of true federalism, which our founding fathers fought for in order to leave an enduring legacy for the future generation of Nigerians.’
He added, ‘That is the path to true nationhood.’ Tinubu extolled the virtues of Fasoranti, describing him as living a life dedicated to the unity and progress of the country.
Present at the book presentation are former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Chief Olu Falae, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State Governor, Senator Cornelius Adebayo, former Kwara State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, former Ogun State Governor, among others.