The National leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the collective effort by Nigerians was responsible for the party’s victory in the 2015 general elections.
The former Governor of Lagos State, while receiving the Sun Newspapers’s Man of the Year Award in Lagos on Saturday, noted that the people played a major role in the unprecedented political change.
Tinubu urged Nigerians to remain steadfast and build a nation that all would be proud of.
He said, “What was accomplished in 2015 was not a singular effort; it was done through the collective love and labour of millions of Nigerians. A handful of them were well known; most of them are hardworking anonymous people, who together constitute the backbone and great strength of this nation.
“It was this collective effort that produced the unprecedented change.”
Tinubu, who thanked the people for their support and love, urged them not to relent as it would not be in vain.
“The nation is going through a challenging period and truly we must build our tomorrow today-together,” he said.
The APC leader said many people had sacrificed greatly to achieve the current great turn of events, while some had “practically surrendered their businesses.”
He added, “Some provided funds, especially that elderly 90-year-old woman, Hajia Fadimatu Mai Talle Tara, who donated N1m of her life savings for the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari. May her soul rest in peace.