Buhari Identifies Secrets Behind Tinubu’s Rising Political Profile
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday celebrated the virtues of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, stressing that the rising political profile of the politician since he was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1992 stems from his forthrightness, diligence and doggedness.
The President, who stated this in a statement to felicitate with Tinubu as he clocks 64 on March 29,2016, identified same qualities as what endeared the former Governor to the electorate and gave him all-round success as a private sector worker, a businessman and two-term Governor of Lagos State.
The message signed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, reads: “As one of the pillars of the APC, President Buhari commends the visionary leadership style of the Asiwaju of Lagos, who is also the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, for creating a formidable opposition party in Nigeria that worked vigorously within a short period to oust a party that had been in power for 16 years.
“The President assures the national leader that his patriotism and commitment to democracy and good governance, and his generous spirit will always be remembered and appreciated by generations of Nigerians.
“He 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.”