As the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu,reaches a milestone of 69 years on earth, the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu , and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, have congratulated him on his special day.
The governors made individual statements by their spokespersons, on Sunday, while describing Mr Tinubu as an ‘icon of democracy and true elder statesman’
On Sunday, Mr Fayemi described Mr Tinubu as a ‘leader of leaders’ in a statement by his Chief Press Secetary, Yinka Oyebode
“Asiwaju Tinubu’s ability to identify, nurture and engage talents is unequalled. His life has been a testimony of human capital development in an unrelenting struggle for a better life for people.
“He is not only an accomplished politician; he is a statesman par excellence, a dogged fighter and strong voice in the fight against military dictatorship and enthronement of democratic rule in the country.
“We can only wish him many more useful and productive years in service to humanity.”
Mr Abiodun in a statement by his spokesperson, Kunle Somorin, said Mr Tinubu has laid a “solid foundation for continuity of good governance in Lagos and had ensured that the southwest and indeed Nigeria, benefit from the progressive politics of the APC.”
He stated that the ex-governor of Lagos right from his days in corporate practices to politics has been “undisputable vanguard of progressive politics, irrepressible statesman and an icon whose unconditional service and time-tested leadership inspire hope in us.”
“For your exceptional skills at political engineering, altruistic leadership and unwavering commitment to ethical democracy, we are very proud of you and would continue to cherish your heritage of responsible statesmanship.”