Buhari lauds Tinubu at 65, says he is a great leader

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari
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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has poured encomium on former Lagos State governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, describing him as a great leader.

President Buhari said Tinubu’s foray into politics 25 years ago whose has “ushered in a better understanding of building consensus to achieve historical feats, like unseating an incumbent government.”

The Nigerian leader made the remarks in a congratulatory message to Tinubu as he clocks 65 years on Wednesday. A colloquium on small scale businesses in honour of the politician will take place in Lagos today.

Tinubu and Buhari belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC), now Nigeria’s ruling party.

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In a statement by Femi Adesina, the media adviser, President Buhari joined all members of the APC, political and business associates of the Asiwaju of Lagos, his friends and family, in celebrating another milestone in the life of Tinubu.

“As he turns 65 years, the President believes the Asiwaju 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. ”

Buhari recalled his pleasant and intellectually enriching encounters with the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom over the years and said the nation has benefitted a lot from the personal sacrifices, political experience and intellectual foresight of the APC chieftain, and still stands to gain more.