Tinubu is my godfather – Senator Adeola


Senator Solomon Adeola has said he does not regret having the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu as his godfather.

Adeola, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said there was nothing wrong in having a godfather in politics.

He was reacting to the belief by some Nigerians that his actions and inactions, particularly on the floor of the Senate were geared towards pleasing Tinubu rather than his constituents.

The lawmaker said while the interest of his constituents remained paramount to him, he had high regards for Tinubu, who had nurtured him through his political career.

NAN reports that Adeola, who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Content recently won the APC primary election for Lagos West Senatorial District.

He expressed optimism that with Tinubu and the people’s support, he would return to the Senate in 2019.

“I want to thank my father, mentor and role model, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu who endorsed me as the party flag bearer.

“Were it not for God and Tinubu, I would not have been here today.

“I also want to thank all the party members for seeing me fit to go for another election.

“I am here on a mission, to protect and defend our democracy.

“I believe in the power of the people and they are the ones to decide those that will represent them,” he said.