You stood up against injustice in 1993 - President Buhari celebrates Tinubu at 67

You stood up against injustice in 1993 - President Buhari celebrates Tinubu at 67

- President Muhammadu Buhari felicitated with Bola Tinubu on his birthday

- The president applauded Tinubu for what he has done for the country' democracy

- Buhari described the APC chairman as a pillar of democracy

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as he celebrates his 67th birthday.

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, March 27, the president described the All Progressives Congress leader as a strong democratic pillar.

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President Buhari recalled Tinubu’s political struggle in 1993 and applauded him for not pursuing personal gain.

The statement reads:

“President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 67th birthday, March 29th, 2019, describing him as one of the strong pillars of Nigeria’s democracy.

“President Buhari joins the APC family in celebrating the Asiwaju of Lagos, who is also the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, for his selflessness in serving his country, and making life better for many.

“The President recalls some of the sacrifices of the party chieftain to include standing up against injustice in 1993 when the June 12 elections were annulled, which led to his going on political exile for many years, and a protracted legal battle with the Federal Government when funds for Lagos were withheld.

“President Buhari affirms that Asiwaju’s uncompromising posture in the face of injustice and refusal to follow the path of least resistance for personal gains stand him out today as a rare breed and one of the cornerstones of Nigeria’s democracy, especially with his track record of persistence, consistency and effective leadership.

“As the father of modern Lagos State, the President commends the visionary and inclusive leadership style that the Asiwaju provided for the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria for eight years, laying the foundation for a modern and technologically driven city, and ensuring that every successive leader in the state sticks with the masterplan of a greater Lagos.

“President Buhari rejoices with family members, friends, political and business associates of the Jagaban on this auspicious milestone, which is further brightened with the many successes recorded at the recently concluded polls by his strong leadership.

“The President believes the best years of the APC National Leader are still ahead, praying that the almighty God will grant him longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the country he loves so much.”

Meanwhile, 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.

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

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