A former director of Amnesty International (AI) and ace radio presenter, Chris Agu, has dedicated an achiever award given to him to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Agu, alongside Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and many others, was given the award by Radio Nigeria Coal City FM, Enugu for his consistency in philanthropy and contributions to human and community development.
Speaking after receiving the award, he said he dedicated it to the APC national leader because he was a builder, who invested a lot in human resources, irrespective of religion or tribe.
Agu said Tinubu gave him massive support that made him to win the 2004 local government election as the executive chairman of a council in Kaduna State, which was later cancelled by the then Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi.
He said: “I’m dedicating this award to Asiwaju Tinubu because he is a builder. This is a man that has spent time and money thinking of how to improve humanity.
“Tinubu is one man who has remained consistent with one political party. Unlike other Nigerian politicians who move from one party to another, Tinubu has remained firm.
“I was a foundation member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) with Amb. Jolly Tanko and I contested local government election in 2004 in Kaduna North Local Government of Kaduna State on the platform of the AD.
“I won that election and while people were still celebrating my victory, Governor Makarfi, at 7:30pm, cancelled my election. That was the only local government where he cancelled the election. Makarfi claimed that the Customs seized the election materials for Kaduna North and that there were not enough materials for the election. But it is a lie.”
“Efforts by Makarfi to make me step down for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Shehu Jaye, failed.”