Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday held a welcome back event for leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu.
It was Tinubu’s first outing since his return from the UK last Friday after three-month absence from the country.
The event was attended by all elected office holders and political appointees in Lagos.
Speaking at the event, Tinubu said what God expects from anyone he gives power is that such a person would use it for humanity.
He said that the prayer event was an emotional one for him and that all prayers showered on him are taken as valuable compliments.
”I am a little emotional now but I am happy. God is the giver of life and the only one who can take life.
”And he (God) says, if I grant you power and the privilege in this life; I am the only one who can take it from you if you don’t use it in the way and manner that promotes humanity.
”It is the same God that has spared us till today and has given us the privilege, that I give glory to because I am standing before you hale, hearty and well.
”Today is a day of joy for me, having fixed today for this great event. We are here giving praises to God. May God bless all of you in attendance. I am grateful. I cannot say more than that today. Thank you all,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu said that Tinubu’s return was more than cheery news for his supporters across the country, noting that the APC leader had been rejuvenated with renewed vigour for his next political move.
”On behalf of all political office holders, party leaders and faithful, we welcome our leader back and we give praises to God on his behalf that the intention of evil-minded people who spread malicious rumour against our leader did not materialise.
”This event shows Asiwaju is healthy and possesses more energy to embark on his next move in politics,” the governor said.
Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat said that Tinubu’s return deepened his associates’ belief in God, as the APC national leader’s full recovery from knee surgery was a sign of strength and favour from God.
Also present at the event were Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; and Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa.