The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has spoken of his deceased mother, Late Abibatu Mogaji’s advice to him when he decided to join partisan politics.
“My mother stood by me when I told her then that I was joining politics. She told me to be ready to take all sorts of insults whenever they cross my way. May her soul rest in peace,” Tinubu disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos after a Prayer Programme organised by Islamic and Christian clerics to mark his 67th birthday.
The former Lagos governor also spoke of the determination of the ruling APC to avoid a repeat of 2015 by not giving room to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to hijack the 9th National Assembly.
He said, “We were a little careless in 2015. We created the opportunity for serpent to get into our party and that did not allow Nigeria to make the desired progress.
“You have seen the result of it and we are not going to allow that to happen again. We are going to respect our party and we are going to apply the rules and regulations.
“It is either you stay with us or you follow us or you leave.”