Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, have congratulated APC national leader Bola Tinubu on his 70th birthday, praising him for enriching Nigeria’s democracy.
He said Tinubu not only queried the limitations which have beset Nigeria’s federalism, he actively encouraged the use of the legal process in clarifying the constitution.
“Asiwaju, your decades of sterling contributions in the public and political spheres are remarkable,” stated the vice president. “In particular, your endeavours in the advancement of federalism, electoral reform, and party organisation have helped to enrich our democratic experience
Mr Osinbajo, in a statement on Tuesday, prayed that God would grant Mr Tinubu strength, wisdom and favour.
“It gives Dolapo and I great pleasure to send you our heartfelt birthday felicitations. And it is a unique one indeed; the platinum jubilee and the completion of yet another remarkable decade,” added the vice president. “It is also an opportune time to give thanks to God Almighty for your service to the nation – as senator of the Federal Republic, governor of Lagos state and a founding leader of the All Progressives Congress.”
The vice president also mentioned that in confronting the many challenges which came with the transition to democracy in 1999, Mr Tinubu showed leadership and was always ready to push the boundaries.
We join your entire family, friends and associates to celebrate you on your 70th birthday, and we pray that as your days, so shall your strength, wisdom and favour with God be,” said Mr Osinbajo. “Happy birthday.”