Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has described former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, as the architect and icon of contemporary Nigerian politics.
Governor Lalong stated this through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, while felicitating with the APC leader on the occasion of his 67th birthday, which comes up on Friday, 29th March, 2019.
According to the Governor, Tinubu had over the years carved a niche for himself as a “dogged and uncompromising fighter for democracy, justice, honesty, fairness, equity and equality”.
He said, “Your Excellency, your 67th birthday anniversary presents an opportunity for me to join your numerous admirers nationwide and globally to felicitate with you and to thank God for the six decades plus seven years of an impactful, fulfilled and fruitful life that you have lived to date.
“My dear Asiwaju of Lagos, the Jagaban of Borgu, the Lion of Bourdillon, and National Leader of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, you have over the years carved a niche for yourself.
“This has deservedly culminated in your becoming the indisputable, indefatigable architect and icon of contemporary Nigerian politics and a mentor to countless politicians today.
“Undoubtedly, your service to the nation is a source of pride to those who know you. Your political partnership particularly with President Muhammadu Buhari, has succeeded in bringing Nigeria out of the woods of economic woes.”
Lalong maintained, “This has no doubt moved Nigeria to the next level and has made her a respectable country of preferred destination in the international community.
“On behalf of the government, the good people of Plateau State and the APC Family in the state, I congratulate you on this auspicious occasion of your birthday anniversary.”
The Governor wished the former Lagos governor many more years in “good health, strength and wisdom and may the Almighty God expand your coast like never before”.