…As Sanwo-Olu hosts APC leader to special prayers
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken his first outing since his return from the United Kingdom (UK) at the weekend.
Tinubu, yesterday, reunited with his political associates and protégés at a welcome-back event and prayer hosted by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, in Marina.
The former Lagos State Governor was received by Sanwo-Olu in the company of his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde.
The event was attended by all elected office holders and political appointees in Lagos, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa. Members of the State Executive Council, Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) and council chairmen were also in attendance.
Sanwo-Olu said Tinubu’s return was more than cheery news for his supporters across the country, noting that the APC leader had been rejuvenated with renewed vigour for his next political move.
Tinubu, who clad in a dark grey kaftan and a blue cap to match, said he was highly elated to return after his three-month absence from the country.
The APC National Leader said the prayer event was an emotional one for him, saying he was overwhelmed by good wishes from Nigerians while he was away. He said took all prayers as valuable compliments.
Gbajabiamila, who spoke on behalf of the National Assembly members, described Tinubu as “an eagle”, who is focused and always ahead of the game.
Chairman of ‘Conference 57″, who spoke on behalf of the council chairmen, said members of the Conference were ready to join Tinubu in his next political move.
Others who spoke glowingly about the APC National Leader included the lawmaker representing the Lagos-West in the Senate, Sen. Olamilekan Adeola, and GAC chairman, Prince Tajudeen Olusi.
Prayers were offered for Tinubu by Muslim and Christian clerics, while party leaders at the event took turns to welcome him back home.