Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been congratulated by the Osun State, All Progressives Congress (APC), for his remarkable achievements since he became involved in Nigeria’s politics.
The party spoke in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Kunle Oyatomi, in Osogbo yesterday on the 65th birthday anniversary of Tinubu.
The statement reads: “Whether you like or hate Tinubu or you are his ardent admirer or critic, nobody can remove from the fact that in the last 17 years (and counting), the APC national leader has earned a place in history as one of the most spectacular politicians, who effected monumental democratic change in the country’s political evolution.
“In the last two decades, your (Tinubu’s) deft political strategies have not only warded off political crimes against the Yoruba nation by those who sought and still seek to humiliate and subjugate us, you have also steered the course of events in Nigeria to make what was thought impossible happen.
“You piloted the APC into an epic electoral battle, which, for the first time in Nigeria’s political history, led to the defeat of a government in power at the Federal establishment.
“That by itself is a signature achievement – the first of its kind in Nigeria – and a milestone in our democratic as well as electoral evolution. It is an uncommon feat.”
It added: “At 65, Asiwaju is comparatively still young and our prayer is that Allah should grant the Leader good health to continue in his good work, most of which is impacting positively on people’s lives.
“May Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s days, months and years bring further progress, stronger and greater democracy to Nigeria in general and Yoruba land in particular.
“The APC and the people of Osun stand firmly behind the leader and support his lieutenant and governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who like the Jagaban of Borgu, has distinguished himself as the greatest achiever Osun has ever had since the state was created over 25 years ago.
“May Asiwaju’s star shine ever more brightly. Happy Birthday!”