Wednesday, 29 June 2016

APC Leader, Bola Tinubu wins 'Champion of Democracy' Award in America

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been declared the winner of the much publicized Global Village Extra 'Champion of Democracy' awards.

The APC national leader popularly know as the 'Jagaban of Borgu' was chosen ahead of former president Goodluck Jonathan, and Chief Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria's minister of Transportation.

Tinubu will be presented with the award in a lavish ceremony during the Global Village Extra Seminar and Awards night slated for October 28-30, 2016, in the United States.

Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu
The organizers of the three-day event had informed earlier that the Champion of Democracy award category intended for the main actors at the last general elections in Nigeria, will be contended for by the three people listed, because they played significant roles in determining the winner of the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria.

The former Lagos State governor, respected all over the world for his strategic prowess and political know-how, according to the organizers, won the award because of his ability to sell President Muhammadu Buhari to the south westerners.

Tinubu's antecedents obviously speaks volume on his relentless effort to revolutionalise Nigerian politics.

Based on his experience as a former Governor, he was able to merge forces from the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and a section of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

Though, initially it looked very impossible, while the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made fun of their efforts, All Progressives Congress (APC) eventually became a reality.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was born on 29 March 1952, in Lagos, Nigeria to the Tinubu Family of Lagos state.

According to reports, he attended Richard Daley College, Chicago Illinois, where he earned himself a place in the honors list. He then proceeded to the Chicago State University, Illinois where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Management).

After graduating, Asiwaju started his professional career with America-based Arthur Anderson, Deloitte Haskins and Sells, and GTE Service Corporation, also know as Deloitte Haskins and Touche, which is the largest Communication and Utility Company in the United States of America then.

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