Bola Tinubu and his mother
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has revealed what his mother told him when he wanted to join politics.
He made this known while speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday after a prayer programme organised by Islamic and Christian clerics to mark his 67th birthday.
Mr Tinubu said that his life as a politician at 67 had been a fulfilling journey.
“When I joined politics, there were a lot of uncertainties because it was during the military regime. There were lots of struggles but my concern is about people and the future of my country.
“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,” he said.
“The struggle was tough. It created a justice on June 12 election of MKO and some people deserted the camp, the struggle, the spirit.
“We have stayed with this struggle. We know democracy is not easy but it is the only system of government that we chose.
“Ever since, it has been a very fulfilling journey. There is always the twist and turns in politics.
“Today, we endure, we persevere, we think, adjust, collaborate, merged and became single party just like yesterday,” he said.