The All Progressives Congress (APC), has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to celebrate its National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his 68th birthday.
The ruling party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said the party is proud to identify with this outstanding politician and statesman, whose contributions to the enthronement and sustenance of democracy in our country have been phenomenal and acknowledged far and wide.
“In the last 30 years, Asiwaju Tinubu has dedicated his life to the tenets and ethos of progressive politics with unwavering commitment, focus and dedication.
“As governor of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Asiwaju Tinubu implemented policies and programmes that have not only endured till date, but being copied and replicated in many other states across the nation. Fundamentally, he did not only lay the foundation for the transformation of Lagos, but also put in place an enduring blueprint for the progressive development of the state. Under his guardianship, successive governors have been dutifully implementing the Asiwaju Blueprint which has seen Lagos, viewed previously as a densely populated slum, become a modern mega city” Issa-Onilu said.
He added that as an opposition leader, Tinubu exemplified a strong fidelity to responsible politics, taking on the retrogressive inclination of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government at the centre with gusto, superior ideas and principles through legal and constitutional channels.
“Our great party also note with pride, Asiwaju Tinubu’s outstanding contributions to the APC and concept of “Common Sense Revolution”, which culminated in the overwhelming rejection of the PDP by majority of Nigerians at the 2015 general elections” Issa-Onilu said.
He said the ruling party salutes his patriotism to the Nigerian cause, doggedness and tireless efforts to make our party a strong political unit that can deliver on its promises to the Nigerian people and overcome current and future challenges.
The party prays for more wisdom, sound health and long life in his service of our great party and country.