Jakande refused to be President, says Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said has said the first civilian governor of Lagos, late Lateef Jakande rejected the offer to become president.

He described the late Jakande as the most progressive individual who lived.

Tinubu spoke on Friday at the eighth day fidau for the deceased at his Ilupeju residence.

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He said: “Jakande refused to become president. He said ‘I don’t want to be president in the midst of chaos’.

“We are lucky to draw from his fountain of wisdom and knowledge.

“We can’t beat his records because he is already a martyr but we will pursue our dreams and mission with our vision.”

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