Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday, said the state owed its political freedom to the wisdom and sincerity of All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Shettima said this while explaining why his administration named an estate in the State after the former Lagos State Governor.
He said it was to appreciate him for freeing Borno APC from ‘tyrants’ who made frantic efforts to hijack the party’s machinery ahead of the 2015 governorship, national and state Assembly elections, but was resisted by forces led by Tinubu.
Shettima was speaking following Tinubu’s two-day visit to the state where he commissioned 432 houses, 13 primary and junior secondary schools and a fully-furnished estate with 26 apartments in five sets of three-storey buildings for medical doctors, named Bola Tinubu Court.
He said, “for us in Borno State APC, I must confess that we owe our political freedom and independence to not only our firmness, but importantly, to the wisdom and sincerity of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu”.
Shettima also recognized Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the APC’s National Leader, saying “Mrs. Tinubu’s humility, kindness, dutifulness and her Africaness all go to reveal one thing, and that is the character of the man she is married to.
“There are exceptions, but generally speaking, most women try to borrow the characters of their husbands; they relate with others based on how their husbands relate.”