Oladapo Apara, a former managing director of Alpha-Beta Consulting, who previously accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, of fraud, has now endorsed his presidential bid.
Remember that in 2020, Apara, who was fired as managing director of Alpha Beta Consulting in 2018, accused Tinubu of owning the firm by proxy, resulting in his dismissal and withholding of his share profit for the time he worked for the firm.
He also charged the company and its owners with money laundering, tax evasion, forgery, and a variety of other corporate frauds.
Apara withdrew the case from court in September 2022, after reaching an undisclosed out-of-court settlement with Tinubu.
Apara, who described Tinubu as the “best man” to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in an article published on Sunday in ThisDay Newspaper, said he chose Tinubu as the “most suitable” presidential candidate after a “dispassionate assessment” of all other presidential candidates.
My choice of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the best man for the job is based on a dispassionate assessment of his previous public office records and superlative antecedents, all writ large in Lagos state — Africa’s fifth largest economy were it to be a country on its own, Apara said.
He praised Tinubu’s record as a former Governor of Lagos State for his role in making the state Africa’s fifth-largest economy.
According to the former Alpha-Beta MD, a Tinubu presidency will bring more foreign capital and investment into Nigeria than ever before.
My pick of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the most suitable candidate for President in 2023 is also informed by a direct experience of the phenomenal Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu having worked with him for over twenty (20) years in various capacities, including at a point in my career when I worked at ALPHA-BETA Consulting, which company I eventually led as managing director/chief executive officer and honourably disengaged from in order to pursue other interests.
I make bold to say that the great successes we recorded at ALPHA-BETA Consulting, especially the exponential increase in the internally generated revenue (IGR) of all our clients — local and international have everything to do with the capacity and competence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a colossus in public revenue generation re-engineering.
Such was the undeniable results of ALPHA-BETA Consulting as a professional firm that many states in Nigeria across party divides discarded politics to engage ALPHA-BETA Consulting as their IGR consultants, including some West African nations.
As a humble recipient of a cache of prizes in financial management and intermediation in Nigeria and across the world, I am convinced that at this juncture in our national journey Nigeria needs a president prudent and pragmatic in financial management like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an extraordinary manager of human and material resources. As president, he would fix round pegs in round holes for a rapid socio-economic transformation of Nigeria into the country of our collective dreams.