Lagos State Governor-elect, Sanwo-Olu Celebrates President-elect, Tinubu At 71
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has congratulated the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on the occasion of his 71st birthday coming up on Wednesday, March 29.
In a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the governor said Tinubu has gotten to the age that what is of great importance is the legacy to bequeath to people after him.
He said God has bestowed blesings upon the president-elect with a great opportunity to take the mantle of leadership of the nation and pave the right path of progress for her citizens.
Sanwo-Olu said Tinubu has donated the greater part of his adult life for service to humanity, Lagos State and Nigeria, adding that his contributions to democracy and good governance have aided the political and democratic trajectory of Nigeria since 1999.
He said, “At 71, Asiwaju has attained the age, that what matters most is the legacy to bequeath to people after him and God has blessed him with a great opportunity to take the mantle of leadership of Nigeria, and chart the right path of progress for the people of Nigeria.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has donated the greater part of his adult life for service to humanity, Lagos State and Nigeria. His many contributions to democracy and good governance have helped the political and democratic trajectory of Nigeria since 1999.
“It is also on record that he stood firmly on the side of the Nigerian people, even at the risk of losing his life and personal belongings during the dark days of the military junta.
“He fought tirelessly with other progressives and pro-democracy activists during the annulment of the June 12 struggle to end the military interregnum and enthroned democracy, which we all enjoy today.”
Sanwo-Olu was of the opinion that Nigeria is blessed to have Tinubu as her next president, adding that his emergence as president-elect is a compensation for his hard work and contributions to the country.
He said, “In the political history of Nigeria, Asiwaju will forever be a reference point. He has made and redefined the socio-political history of Nigeria by contributing his quota to the survival of democracy and uninterrupted civilian administration in Nigeria for 24 years. His emergence as President-elect is a reward for his hard work and contributions to the country based on his political astuteness, courage, and sagacity.
“As he is celebrating 71st birthday, we wish him all the love and care in the world and pray that God will give him wisdom, knowledge, sound health and good things that he will use to steer the ship of the country and navigate Nigeria’s development to the desired place as he becomes Nigeria’s President from May 29, 2023.
“On behalf of my darling wife, Ibijoke, and the good people of Lagos State, as well as leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I wish the nation’s President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, happy 71st birthday.”
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