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Buhari Describes Jagaban As Strong Pillar Of Nigeria’s Democracy

Sen. Bola Tinubu

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom in Niger state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as one of the strong pillars of Nigeria’s Democracy.

In a statement today, Wednesday to felicitate with Tinubu, who is the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), on his 67th birthday coming up tomorrow, March 29th,  President Buhari admired his selflessness in serving his country, and making life better for many.
The President recalled some of the sacrifices of the party chieftain to include standing up against injustice in 1993 when the June 12 elections were annulled, which led to his going on political exile for many years, and a protracted legal battle with the Federal Government when funds for Lagos were withheld.
He said that Asiwaju’s uncompromising posture in the face of injustice and refusal to follow the path of least resistance for personal gains stand him out today as a rare breed and one of the cornerstones of Nigeria’s democracy, especially with his track record of persistence, consistency and effective leadership.
Buhari said that Asiwaju Tinubu is the father of modern Lagos State, even as he commended him for his visionary and inclusive leadership style.
He acknowledged that Tinubu laid the foundation for a modern and technologically driven city, and ensured that every successive leader in the state sticks with the masterplan of a greater Lagos.
President Buhari rejoices with family members, friends, political and business associates of the Jagaban on this auspicious milestone, which is further brightened with the many successes recorded at the recently concluded polls by his strong leadership.
The President believes that the best years of the APC National Leader are still ahead, even as he prayed to God to grant him longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the country he loves so much.

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