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President Buhari, Abiodun Extol Tinubu's Virtues At 69

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From Godwin Akomah, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has  joined the governing party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and its teeming members in congratulating Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his 69th birthday and sharing the joyous occasion with him.

Buhari said the former two-term Governor of Lagos State, whose acumen and influence continued to resonate round the country and beyond, is a patriot and statesman.

Also, governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State  extolled the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as he clocks 69 years, describing him as an exemplar, icon of democracy and true elder statesman.

The President Buhari and governor expressed their goodwill messages on Sunday in a separate statements by their respective media aides, Garba Shehu and Kunle Somorin.

The President rejoiced with the “patriot and statesman” on the 12th colloquium,  an intellectual gathering to commemorate his birthday, that had over the years turned into a veritable opportunity for discussing topical national issues, and harnessing ideas that will move the nation forward.

Looking at the theme of the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium,  “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: Imperative of National Cohesion for Growth and Prosperity’,’ President Buhari believes the choice of further highlighting loyalty to the country  and the shared vision that will bring harmony and well-being to everyone is most timely,  clearly reflecting Sen. Tinubu’s patriotism and benevolence.

The President affirmed that the former Lagos State Governor has inspired many leaders and continues to nurture talents for the benefit of the country, while acknowledging his role in the stability of the APC, and advocating good governance.

The President felicitates with family, friends and political associates of the astute politician, praying that God will grant him longer life, good health and more wisdom.
 
Similarly, Governor Dapo Abiodun has extolled Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as he clocks 69 years,  describing him as an exemplar, icon of democracy and true elder statesman.

Abiodun said Tinubu's giant strides in business, politics and governance, have stood him out among his contemporaries in the country.

While noting that the former Lagos State governor who had laid solid foundation for continuity of good governance in Lagos, Abiodun added that Tinubu, through his political astuteness, ensured that the southwest and indeed Nigeria, benefit from the progressive politics of the APC.

He  prayed that God would grant the APC National Leader long life amid good health, as he inches towards becoming a septuagenarian.

He als expressed his joy that Tinubu is waxing stronger in spreading the gospel of progressive politics throughout Nigeria.

"On behalf of my family, the Government and good people of Ogun State, I felicitate the National Leader of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Statesman, H.E. Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 69th birthday.

"Your towering accomplishments, from the corporate world to being Senator of the Federal Republic, representing Lagos West to being elected twice as Governor and as the only governor standing during the 2003 Tsunami are testimonies of a political icon.

"Your towering accomplishments, from the corporate world to being Senator of the Federal Republic, representing Lagos West to being elected twice as Governor and as the ONLY governor standing during the 2003 tsunami are testimonials of a political titan. 

"Like phoenix, you are uncowed as the undisputable vanguard of progressive politics, irrepressible statesman and an icon whose unconditional service and time-tested leadership inspire hope in us.

"For your exceptional skills at political engineering, altruistic leadership and unwavering commitment to ethical democracy, we are very proud of you and would continue to cherish your
heritage of responsible statesmanship.

"At 69, it is our prayer that God Almighty will grant you more grace of many more years in the service of humanity and our fatherland in excellent health, limitless resourcefulness and with renewed vigour to better all your previous records combined.

"Many Happy Returns to the Asiwaju of Lagos, Jagaban Borgu and Aare Ago of Egbaland", the statement stated.

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