According to Dr. Josef Onoh, the US Secretary’s call to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was a recognition of his significant contributions to Nigeria’s development and the promotion of democracy. Onoh emphasized that Tinubu has played a pivotal role in the political landscape, particularly in the South West region, and his efforts towards the development of Lagos State are well known. Additionally, Tinubu’s role in the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was highlighted as instrumental in the party’s emergence and subsequent governance.
Onoh further noted that the APC government, under Tinubu’s influence, has implemented policies that have positively impacted the lives of Nigerians since coming into power in 2015. The US Secretary’s acknowledgment of Tinubu’s contributions signifies respect for Nigeria’s political system and highlights the importance of Nigeria on the African and global stage. The call was not intended to interfere in Nigerian politics but rather to extend goodwill to a political leader who has made significant strides in advancing Nigeria’s democracy.
Dr. Josef Onoh’s statement provides an alternative perspective on the US Secretary’s call to Tinubu, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the efforts of political leaders who have dedicated themselves to improving governance in Nigeria. The call should be seen as a positive development, serving as a testament to Tinubu’s contributions and affirming Nigeria’s position as a valued partner in international relations.