Former President of Guinea Conakry, Alpha Conde, has finally said Nigeria’s President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu was awarded the country’s citizenship, as a special envoy.
Conde in a video call on Sunday with African Union Ambassador, Ousmane Yara, who was been interview by Daily Sun, said the recognition was as Ambassador extraordinaire (special envoy) of Guinea.
He described Tinubu, as the biggest pan-Africanist, adding that Tinubu had always supported African presidents.
Speaking on his relationship with Tinubu, he said: “Tinubu is the biggest pan-Africanist I have seen. Before I met Tinubu, I had noted his accomplishments, right from when he was governor. I see him as a ‘Lion of Africa’ because of his contributions towards the stability and development of Africa. He has always supported African Presidents, who were pan-Africanists in disposition and others.”
The former president also expressed confidence in the ability of Tinubu to do well as President.
Conde said, “I am convinced that Tinubu’s leadership will be good for Nigeria. Nigeria is a country other West African nations look up to. I am happy for Tinubu. Anything he may require of me to make his government successful, in my personal capacity, I will willingly do. He helped us in Guinea and I will never forget that. Nigerians should pray for the success of Tinubu’s government because his leadership will be impactful.”
It’s expected that this revelation will bring to rest insinuations about how the President-elect obtained his Guinea Conakry passport.
Meanwhile, the former President of Guinea Conakry also promised to reveal more details on how Tinubu was made Ambassador Extraordinaire in the country in due time.