Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on his 70th birthday.
He described Asiwaju Tinubu as “visionary, consistent, loyal, enigmatic and master strategist” whose democratic credentials are scholarly materials for study in political economy.
Asiwaju Tinubu, a leading presidential aspirant in APC and former Governor of Lagos State clocks 70 today, March 29.
In a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu noted that Asiwaju Tinubu is very consistent in his thoughts and actions about the development of Lagos State and Nigeria.
He said Tinubu had donated the greater part of his adult life for service to humanity as well as Lagos State and Nigeria, considering his contribution to democracy and good governance, especially the role he played during the aborted Third Republic and the struggle for the enthronement of democratic government after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.
According to the Governor, : “Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, like a colossus bestrides Nigeria’s socio-political space with vigour and vision and stood firmly on the side of the Nigerian people, even at the risk of losing his life and personal belongings during the dark days of the military junta.
A position he took along with other progressives during the annulment of the June 12 struggle led to the end of the military interregnum and was replaced with normal government, which we all enjoy today.
Governor Sanwo-Olu noted that with the return to democracy, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu displayed political astuteness, courage and sagacity to save Nigeria from degenerating into a one-party state, while his financial wizardry and economic intellect, which he put to good use as the Governor of Lagos State, had taken the State to a greater height.
The Governor noted that there are not many leaders in contemporary Nigeria that are as detribalised as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whose heart accommodates every section of the country.