The State of Osun Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC has felicitated with the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 66th birthday.
This is contained in a statement signed by the state party chairman, Prince Adegboyega Famodun in Osogbo on Wednesday.
The All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun felicitates with its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 66th birthday celebration.
In this testy period of Nigeria’s history, for a person of his age and calibre and capacity to be at the helm of affairs of the ruling party in the country is no mean achievement.
Starting from 1999 when he was a much younger person in charge of the most important state in Nigeria – Lagos, Asiwaju has started to distinguish himself as a pace setter and a unique achiever.
For eight years, between 1999 and 2007, he set Lagos on a progressive agenda which has not faltered until today. He left a heritage which was unique, and he ensured that those who succeeded him were not only the right people, but also individuals with foresight and energy to excel.
The excellence of Lagos today is the heritage of Tinubu, whichever way one looks at it.
As a fighter, he upturned the applecart when he fought the Federal Government to a halt under the Olusegun Obasanjo regime. He not only succeded in maintaining Lagos, under his governorship, he piloted the ship of state successfully in spite of Federal Government illegal withholding of the allocation due to Lagos.
Come 2014, he shepherd the establishment of a coalition, that for the first time in the history of Nigeria, defeated the sitting government in an election.
All of these are ethical and momentous achievements, deserved for prodigies.
Asiwaju, the Jagaban Borgu, we celebrate you on your birthday for reasons proudly mentioned above.
Long may you live.
Prince Adegboyega Famodun,
APC, State of Osun.