- Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), believes Muhammadu Buhari came at the right time of Nigeria's history
- Tinubu describes Buhari as a man of courage who takes actions that could not be taken by his predecessors
- The former governor of Lagos declares support for Buhari and assures him that Nigerians are with him
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress National (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, December 17, said President Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria's president at the very right time.
Tinubu, while congratulating Buhari, who clocked 77 years old, rated current administration high in its effort to put the country on a path of better future.
A statement signed by his media adviser, Tunde Rahman, quoted Asiwaju Tinubu as saying he joins the country in celebrating the president on his birthday.
"This special day gives us an opportunity to personally thank you for the contributions you have made to the development of our nation. Throughout your public life you have shown yourself to be a man of hard work, dedication and principle.
“You have exhibited that rare combination of a simple and modest lifestyle coupled with an ambitious and grand vision for our nation.
"As president, you have done much to correct our national direction and to place us on the pathway to our better future," the statement quoted Tinubu as saying.
The national leader described Buhari's administration as one of momentous achievement and the realisation of hope and progress for the country and the APC.
He described Buhari as a man of political courage, who has taken bold decisions that those before him knew were need, but which they avoided taking.
While noting that the country was now secure, Tinubu added: “Your fight against corruption has been historic and it has reflected your great personal honesty.
“You are truly the president for this moment in our national journey. You have our full support."
He said Buhari has shown great statesmanship as leader of the APC by taking action and giving counsel that strengthens the party and its pursuit of greater internal democracy and openness.
“By expressing your desire that the party continues to be strong and vibrant even after your tenure, you have demonstrated your commitment to an enduring political legacy to buttress the patriotic legacy of your years of governance as president of our beloved republic," he said.
He added that the president had shown rare bravery and exemplary resilience in all he does.
He promised the president that the people of the country are with him as he moves the country forward.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Uba Sani, also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 77th birthday.
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