Former Governor of Lagos State and one of APC’s National leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday at the public presentation of the book “Dynamics of Change: The Amaechi Years”, has attributed the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the last presidential election to a commonsense revolution anchored on a rebellion against the excesses of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He also further said it was fast-tracked by President Jonathan’s mishandling of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF crisis. While commenting on the book after Professor Wole Soyinka commended him and the River State governor for their efforts in ensuring change in the country, Tinubu said;
“Amaechi is an example of common sense revolution. In the course of the historic campaigns for the 2015 Presidential Election, I was emphatic that the election itself was a great opportunity to popularise and test the noble idea of a Common Sense Revolution in Nigeria. Soon enough, we found in the resonance of the APC Change mantra with the electorate a confirmation that Nigeria needed a Common Sense Revolution that is non-violent.
“Indeed there is a publication with that title authored by me in which I argued that Nigeria was ripe for a change of leadership and Nigerians must act in a Common Sense and rational way in choosing their leaders. The results of the March Presidential elections and that of April have demonstrated clearly the desire by Nigerians for change.”