Former senate president, Ken Nnamani, has described the leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a stabilising force that joined hands with others to foil the third term agenda of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Senator Nnamani said this on Monday, according to Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos residence of the former Lagos State governor after his two months medical trip to London for knee surgery.
Speaking during the visit, Nnamani also presented his new book — Standing Strong: Legislative Reforms, Third Term and Other Issues of the 5th Senate — to the former Lagos governor.
Although Obasanjo has repeatedly denied he was involved in the plan to amend the constitution and grant him a third term in office, Nnamami, in the book, said senators elected on the platform of then-ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were promised automatic tickets in the 2007 elections if they voted in favour of the bid.
According to the former senate president, Tinubu has also been a significant influence in bringing stability to Nigeria.
“Your many contributions to the growth of democracy in Nigeria stand strong. Your role in NADECO and your efforts along with those of others helped in terminating military rule,” Nnamani said, according to a statement by Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media aide.
“You helped many times in stabilising the country. You assisted me a lot during my time as senate president and particularly in stopping the third term project of former President Obasanjo.”