Without Bola Ahmed Tinubu, there wouldn’t be an All Progressives Congress-led federal government, says President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a recorded tribute which was presented at the 8th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Abuja on Tuesday, the President extolled Tinubu’s vision and intelligence -which contributed immensely to the merger of the political parties that became APC.
At the event held to commemorate the 64th birthday of Tinubu, the President said: “If Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not participate, there wouldn’t have been a merger and there wouldn’t have been an APC government at the centre. That is absolutely clear.”
“He should thank God that he has gone through so much and has remained relevant, that he is healthy and young.”
President Buhari further stated that the former Lagos state governor deserves commendation for decades of commitment and resilience.
“There are very few patriots, alive or departed, who can match the commitment, resilience and creativity that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has, over the past few decades, demonstrated in organising Nigeria’s public life for good.”
“As he adds another year today, my best wishes and prayers go out to a man who deserves a lot of commendation for what he continues to stand for.”