President Muhammadu Buhari has extended warm greetings to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as he clocks 64 years on March 29.
This was in a statement signed by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
“The President believes the rising political profile of Asiwaju Tinubu since he was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1992 is a testimony to his forthrightness, diligence and doggedness; the same qualities that had endeared him to the electorate and given him all-round success as a private sector worker, a businessman and two-term Governor of Lagos State”, the statement said.
As one of the pillars of the APC, President Buhari also commended the visionary leadership style of the Asiwaju of Lagos, who is also the Jagaba of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, for creating a formidable opposition party in Nigeria that worked vigorously within a short period to gain power from an incumbent party after 16 years.
The President assured the national leader that ” his patriotism and commitment to democracy and good governance, and his generous spirit would always be remembered and appreciated by generations of Nigerians.”
The President “prays that the Almighty God will grant the Asiwaju long life, good health, wisdom and prosperity as he steadfastly supports efforts to promote the development of Nigeria”