Governor Sanwo-Olu Hails Tinubu at 71, Spills Sacrifices President-elect Made for Nigeria's Democracy

Governor Sanwo-Olu Hails Tinubu at 71, Spills Sacrifices President-elect Made for Nigeria's Democracy

  • Nigeria's president-elect, Bola Tinubu, has been described as a politician with the right attributes to lead the nation
  • This description of Tinubu was made by the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, March 28
  • According to Sanwo-Olu, the president-elect sacrificed his life for the deepening of Nigeria's democracy

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has said that Bola Tinubu, Nigeria's president-elect sacrificed so much for the nation's democracy.

In a statement released by Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to the governor, Bola Tinubu was described as a visionary and a consistent, loyal and enigmatic master political strategist.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, 2023 president-elect
Sanwo-Olu has commended Tinubu for sacrificing so much to strengthen Nigeria's democracy. Photo: Bashir Ahmed
Source: Twitter

Sanwo-Olu affirmed that the president-elect's democratic credentials are top-notch and serve as a quality material for political and economic studies.

He said:

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“At 71, Asiwaju has attained the age, that what matters most is the legacy to bequeath to people after him and God has blessed him with a great opportunity to take the mantle of leadership of Nigeria, and chart the right path of progress for the people of Nigeria.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has donated the greater part of his adult life for service to humanity, Lagos State and Nigeria."

Congratulating the former Lagos state governor as he turns 71, Sanwo-Olu added that Tinubu's contributions to politics have helped Nigeria's democratic trajectory since the nation celebrated its democracy in 1999

His words:

“He fought tirelessly with other progressives and pro-democracy activists during the annulment of the June 12 struggle to end the military interregnum and enthrone democracy, which we all enjoy today.”

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation handed this assurance to Nigerians across the globe.

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