Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is one of Nigeria's most powerful political figures. The former Lagos state governor turns 66 on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Below are some of his most powerful quotes:
1. On politics
"In politics you can't be a spectator and hope to succeed. It is like a football game. In the course of playing you sustain injuries and have bruises. You nurse your injuries and continue to play. Thats the only way you can win."
2. On popularity
"I am in the news more because I’m working, Nigerians discuss active men in the field."
3. On the news
“Mentoring any negative news about me will double the wealth of any news media that published it.”
4. On other politicians
"My name today is a financial market for journalists, not even elected politicians get the publicity I am enjoying."
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5. On hard work and wealth
“Go and work till mentioning your name becomes a source of increased wealth for someone. Even my weakness creates wealth for vendor."
6. On PDP
"There is no way for the Poverty Development Party, the Peoples Deception Party in Lagos because Lagos is not for experimentation."
7. On Philanthropy
"If you want me to do something for you, line up in an orderly manner. Then I can share my peanuts."
8. On election rigging
"They are planning to rig the elections but be ready to protect your votes. It is going to be rig and roast."
9. On Jega
"It has to be a perfect election in 2015, it has to be 99.9 per cent perfect. If he wants to lecture again about perfect and imperfection of electoral process, let him go back to the university."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was described as a ‘fearless political strategist’ by the former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
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Daniel showered encomium on Tinubu as the APC national leader celebrates his 66th birthday on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
The ex-governor of Ogun state lauded Tinubu for his vibrancy and firebrand politics which he said greatly aided the APC’s victory in the 2015 general elections.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu speaks about the local government election in Lagos state - on Legit.ng TV