Former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has felicitated with Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on his 68th birthday.
Atiku, in a tweet wished Tinubu good health and long life.
“On behalf of my family, I wish you, @AsiwajuTinubu, a happy 68th birthday. I also pray many more years for you, in good health and strength. Best wishes. -AA,” he tweeted.
On his part, the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi commended Tinubu for retaining his “charm and political sagacity,”adding that Tinubu will continue to dominate Nigeria’s political firmament for many years to come.
The Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described the former Lagos state governor as apolitical colossus, who has paid his dues, hence should be respected by all, irrespective of political divides.
According to Fayemi: “Certainly, Asiwaju’s actions inspire us -his admirers – to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. He is a political colossus who will continue to bestride the Nigerian political landscape for many more years to come.
“While wishing you a joyous birthday, I wish to observe as one of your admirers that you have indeed paid your dues and your birthday has become a festival, even if the COVID-19 has precluded us from a deserved celebration in your honour.”
Meanwhile, governors on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) platform have described the former Lagos state governor, as their rallying point and the unifying factor in the APC.
The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) in a statement issued by their chairman, Abubabakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state, also acknowledged Tinubu’s contributions to the forum through what is described as his “insightful and resolute inputs to the processes of
managing governance in Nigeria as well as within our great Party, the APC.”
“The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) joins all Nigerians, to celebrate the birthday of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his 68th birthday. We celebrate this special occasion with Your Excellency and your entire family.
“As our national leader, you certainly represent our unifying and rallying point for all.”
While rejoicing with Tinubu, the forum also advised Nigerians to stay at home “and stay safe until we continue to work together towards overcoming the current COVID-19 global pandemic.”