28th March, 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a birthday wish to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), praising his doggedness, forthrightness, generosity and diligence.
The homage is contained in President Buhari’s birthday message to Tinubu , who marks his 64th birthday on Tuesday.
Buhari remarked that Tinubu’s rising political profile 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.”
Buhari also commended Tinubu’s visionary leadership style, especially 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 assured Tinubu 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 prayed 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.