Buhari: Tinubu, a Patriot, Statesman


By Deji Elumoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as he marks his 69th birthday anniversary describing him as not only a patriot but also a statesman.

The President in a congratulatory message issued by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina on Sunday, joined the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and its teeming members in congratulating Asiwaju Tinubu on his 69th birthday on March 29, 2021.
He shared the joyous occasion with the former two-term Governor of Lagos State, whose acumen and influence continue to resonate round the country and beyond.

President Buhari rejoiced with the “patriot and statesman” on the 12th colloquium, an intellectual gathering to commemorate his birthday, that had over the years turned into a veritable opportunity for discussing topical national issues, and harnessing ideas that will move the nation forward.

Looking at the theme of the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: Imperative of National Cohesion for Growth and Prosperity’’, the President believed the choice of further highlighting loyalty to the country and the shared vision that will bring harmony and well-being to everyone is most timely, clearly reflecting Senator Tinubu’s patriotism and benevolence.

He affirmed that the former Lagos State Governor had 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 President therefore rejoiced with family, friends and political associates of the astute politician, praying that God will grant him longer life, good health and more wisdom.