- While in London recovering from surgery, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was a rallying point for many top Nigerian politicians
- The national leader of the ruling APC was and still is a kingmaker across the Nigerian political landscape
- For these and other reasons, the Leadership Newspaper has made Tinubu the best politician in the country for 2021
The online media house claimed that Tinubu's house, due to the massive influence he wields across the country, has become a sort of Mecca visited by all who recognise his place in Nigerian politics and remain loyal to him.
Going back into the pages of recent political history, a publication of the media outfit recalled that "Tinubu was one of the major factors and the game-changer in President Muhammadu Buhari winning the 2015 presidential election.
Tinubu helped Buhari win the presidential election
The report went even backwards in remembering that "Before 2015, President Buhari did not win a single ward in southern Nigeria. The Tinubu political machinery in the South-West made it possible for him to clinch the presidency at the fourth attempt."
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The newspaper also pointed to the fact that the attention and number of visits Jagaban got while recovering from knee surgery in the United Kingdom further proves that even in his weakness, he finds a way to outdo his most powerful critics and detractors.
"The show of attention and adulation while abroad and on his return by those considered the crème de la crème of society, either in politics or in the business world, is a pointer to the mettle of the Jagaban Borgu."
Needless to say, the publication stated that "Many of the people deciding the fate of Nigeria today took their political tutelage from the man Tinubu at some point, while many others just received a sheer lift, financially or otherwise, from him to make their life dreams come true."
2023 presidency: Why there'll be no contest between me and PDP's candidate, Tinubu reveals
Meanwhile, Tinubu had boasted that no candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would be a match for him in the 2023 presidential election.
The national leader of the APC said by virtue of this, there would be no contest between him and any flagbearer the opposition party will project for the election.