Group hails Tinubu as APC leader clocks 67

Group hails Tinubu as APC leader clocks 67

- APC national leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu is celebrating his 67th birthday

- The former Lagos governor has been receiving congratulatory messages

- One of such messages was from a Non-Governmental Organisation, Centre for Reform Education Initiative (CREI)

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Centre for Reform Education Initiative (CREI), has congratulated the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu as he clocks 67 years.

The former Lagos governor was born on March 29, 1952 and would celebrating his birthday on Friday, March 29.

Executive director of CREI, Honourable Chinwe Ugwu, in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, March 26, described Tinubu as a “destiny changer,” who has impacted on the lives of not a few individuals and change the course of Nigeria’s democracy.

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Ugwu extolled the democratic credentials of Tinubu noting that he has “deepened democracy and contributed to the institution of good governance and development of countless individuals in the country.”

She revealed that Tinubu was the initiator and executor of the change agenda that ushered in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in 2015 adding that his resilience, popularity and political sagacity and ingenuity played an indelible role in the triumph of the APC in the just concluded general elections.

“As a thorough bred democrat and astute political engineer, he laid a solid foundation for the development of Lagos into what it is today. He has being able to chart a progressive course for the south west, which is now extended to the national levels.

“Today, Lagos is the reference point of accelerated development courtesy of the foundation laid by Asiwaju. It is axiomatic that Lagos is one of the few states that can survive on its own. Credit must go to this great Nigerian, who created the enabling environment and initiated policies that sustained Lagos,” she added.

The executive director said: “We, at CREI wish to profoundly felicitate with the Jagaban, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu as he clocks 67 years. He is an asset to Nigeria and will remain an indefatigable factor in the nation’s political firmament.”

She said the APC leader has in his 67 years on earth transformed into a legendary figure and attain the status of our foremost nationalists such as the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Sir Ahmadu Bello.

“There is no doubt that Asiwaju Tinubu has warmed himself into the hearts of majority of Nigerians and his name is now etched in the hall of fame of great nationalists and patriots of our land,” she added.

She described Tinubu as “a man of peace, a man with a large heart, a detribalised Nigerian, a political colossus and an established defender of democracy.”

Meanwhile, the APC has said it will ensure that the party’s decisions are respected by members in electing the principal officers of the 9th National Assembly.

The ruling party's stance was made known by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu, over the weekend.

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According to him, unlike what happened during its assumption of power in 2015, the APC would not allow the minority party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to interfere in choosing those who emerge leaders of both chambers of the National Assembly.

He also said that the APC would apply the principle of party supremacy in handling the emergence of new leadership of the incoming National Assembly.

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