- President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated his political ally Bola Tinubu as he turns 69 years old on Monday, March 29
- The Nigerian leader in a statement by Garba Shehu said that Tinubu's influence continues to resonate around the country and beyond
- Buhari also affirmed that the former two-time Lagos state governor has inspired many leaders
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former governor of Lagos state and All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the occasion of his 69th birthday.
Buhari conveyed his heartfelt wishes to his political ally in a message signed by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu on Sunday, March 28.
Buhari affirmed that the former 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 Nigerian leader noted that Tinubu's influence continues to resonate around Nigeria and beyond.
The president prayed that God will grant the APC chieftain longer life, good health, and more wisdom.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Buhari will chair the colloquium to celebrate the 69th birthday of Tinubu.
The Nigerian leader will preside virtually over the event which is being organised by the office of the vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo. The theme is, ‘Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity’.
The event, which is the 12th in the series of the Bola Tinubu Colloquium, will hold virtually on Monday, March 29, 2021.
In a related development, serving speakers and their predecessors from the northwest zone of Nigeria have declared their support for Tinubu as the successor to President Buhari in 2023.
Their declarations and promises are coming some weeks after a similar endorsement of Tinubu was carried out by their colleagues in the southwestern zone of Nigeria.
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