The reference to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, one of the founders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as APC National Leader is “a mere title or nickname,” a youth group loyal to the party has observed. The group, South West Progressive Youths and People’s Movement, however, called on concerned stakeholders to make Tinubu the chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT). The youth lamented that Asiwaju Tinubu had not been adequately compensated by the ruling party despite his contribution in bringing the current administration on board. National coordinator of the group, Comrade Ajayi Taiwo, said they were disappointed with the way and manner in which Tinubu, “our last man standing and a ‘chancellor of university of politics’ in Nigeria has been treated.” According to them, “The present administration will be two years in office in less than one and half months, and up till date, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who humbly sacrificed his political ambition and put all necessary machinery in motion is still addressed as national leader.” The group also said in the spirit of fair play and federal character, the BOT chairman should come from the South West, saying Tinubu was the right heir.

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