Buhari felicitates Tinubu at 71

President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu during his visit to the Statehouse, Abuja. File photo

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he clocks 71, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

As history is beckoning on him to lead the country from May 29, President Buhari said he “joins members of the President-elect’s family, especially his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, business partners and political associates in celebrating the remarkable age, heralded with many years of experience and achievements in the private and public sectors, which prepared him for the historic win on February 25, 2023.”

In a statement released on Tuesday by the presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, he said, “President Buhari believes Asiwaju’s warmth, friendliness and generosity have set the pace for a network of friends, home and abroad, that will shape his presidency with the requisite expertise to guide the economy and consolidate the investments of past leaders, particularly in people-first development and infrastructure.”

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He said as the President-elect prepares to take over the mantle of leadership at 71, the President affirms that his political pedigree from the 90s, active role in party politics, being elected Senator and later Governor of Lagos State, and diligent involvement in the structure of leadership at the Executive and Legislative levels for many years, will serve as an asset for good and effective governance.

President Buhari prays for the well-being of Asiwaju and his family.