Fayose, Dogara Laud Tinubu At 64
BEVERLY HILLS, March 28, (THEWILL) – Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state and The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, have fecilitated with former Lagos State governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as he marks his 64th birthday.
Fayose, a frontline critic of the APC described Tinubu, as a pillar in Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole while Dogara described Tinubu as a formidable political force who has brought changes to the political landscape of Nigeria.
Fayose, in a statement issued on Monday by Mr Idowu Adelusi, his Chief Press Secretary, added that the APC National Leader had over the years proven to be a great political figure in the country.
“I heartily felicitate with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he clocks 64 on March 29,” the statement read.
“Whether one likes it or not, Asiwaju Tinubu has become a political pillar and leader, not only in Yorubaland but in Nigeria.”
“He is a great politician who takes well-calculated political steps.”
“I and the good people of Ekiti State join millions of Nigerians and Asiwaju Tinubu's friends and supporters across the world to rejoice with him on this auspicious occasion.”
“Asiwaju Tinubu is a good case study when one talks about political resilience and doggedness and no wonder he now ranks among the leaders of this great country.”
“I pray that God gives him the grace to witness many more years in sound health in the land of the living.”
Dogara, also in a press statement issued by his Spokesman, Mr Turaki Hassan, congratulated Tinubu adding that the entire House of Representatives is also using the opportunity to salute Tinubu for being a great leader who has attained milestones in Nigeria.
“On this joyous occasion of your birthday, we in the House of Representatives, salute you, great leader, for the milestones you have attained in Nigeria,” the statement read.
“Your feats are bold and exceptional; from business to governance and politics. As a governor, you made sweeping reforms that till date, your successors are still building on and making Lagos State proud.”
“In politics, you have been a formidable force, helping to put together a great political party that won power at the centre in Nigeria. You have proved to be a true hero of democracy, a light that cannot be concealed!”
“As you mark yet another year, my prayer for you is that God will continue to consolidate your efforts and crown them all with success.”
Tinubu was born on March 29, 1952.
Story by David Oputah