Tinubu is a leader in Yorubaland, Nigeria – Fayose
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 28, 2016
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday described former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a pillar in Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole.
Fayose said this in a congratulatory message to mark Tiunbu’s 64th birthday.
Tinubu was born on March 29, 1952.He will be 64 years old on Tuesday.
A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said the APC national leader had over the years proven to be a great political figure in the country.
The statement read in part, “I heartily felicitate with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he clocks 64 on March 29.
“Whether one likes it or not, Asiwaju Tinubu has become a political pillar and leader, not only in Yorubaland but in Nigeria.
“He is a great politician who takes well-calculated political steps.”
The governor, while congratulating Tinubu on his 64th birthday, wished him good health and long life.
He was quoted as saying,”Asiwaju Tinubu is a good case study when one talks about political resilience and doggedness and no wonder he now ranks among the leaders of this great country.
“I pray that God gives him the grace to witness many more years in sound health in the land of the living.”
The Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has also described the All Progressives Congress (APC) Leader as a formidable political force that brought changes to political landscape of Nigeria.
Dogara said this on Monday in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja to congratulate Tinubu on the occasion of his 64th birthday.
The speaker said that the entire members of the House of Representatives used the opportunity to salute Tinubu for being a great leader who had attained milestones in Nigeria.
“On this joyous occasion of your birthday, we in the House of Representatives, salute you, great leader, for the milestones you have attained in Nigeria.
“Your feats are bold and exceptional; from business to governance and politics. As a governor, you made sweeping reforms that till date, your successors are still building on and making Lagos State proud.
“In politics, you have been a formidable force, helping to put together a great political party that won power at the centre in Nigeria.
“You have proved to be a true hero of democracy, a light that cannot be concealed.
“As you mark yet another year, my prayer for you is that God will continue to consolidate your efforts and crown them all with success,’’ Dogara was quoted as saying in the statement.