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Tinubu was instrumental in defeating Goodluck Jonathan – Buhari

by on March 29, 2017
 
President Muhammadu Buhari has formally ac­knowledged former La­gos State Governor and chief­tain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a major factor in his defeat of immedi­ate past President Goodluck Jonathan at the 2015 presiden­tial election.
In a congratulatory mes­sage on Tuesday to Tinubu on his 65th birthday, Buhari said that Tinubu’s “foray into poli­tics ushered in a better under­standing of building consen­sus to achieve historical feats, like unseating an incumbent government.”
Buhari, in a statement is­sued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, joined mem­bers of the APC, political and business associates of Tinubu, his friends and family, in cel­ebrating another milestone “in the life of the great leader…”
The President said that Ti­nubu raised the bar for many political leaders across the country as a two-term gover­nor of Lagos State, and also bequeathed a style of leader­ship that completely altered the landscape of the commer­cial capital.
Recalling his pleasant and intellectually enriching en­counters with the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom over the years, the President re-af­firmed that Nigeria has ben­efitted a lot from the personal sacrifices, political experience and intellectual foresight of Tinubu, and still stands to gain more.
“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant the Asiwaju good health, lon­ger life and more wisdom to serve his country and human­ity,” Adesina said.

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  • March 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    buhari and APC is the most useless thing that ever happens to Nigeria,Nigerians are still regretting voting you people into power,buhari is synonymous with poverty n hard lives,you can only deceived the gullible once.

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  • akin sodimu
    March 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    The President has done the right thing, to acknowledge the role, which Tinubu played in an election that brought him to power, while, I am joining millions of people all over the world congratulating Tinubu on his Sixty fifth birthday, I am also appreciating Buhari, for giving honour to whom honour is due.

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