Lalong has described Asiwaju Tinubu as an icon of contemporary politics

– The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong 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.

– The Governor went on to wish the former Lagos governor many more years in good health, strength and wisdom. 

Governor Lalong stated this through Mark Longyen, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, while celebrating with the Tinubu on the occasion of his 67th birthday, which comes up on Friday, 29th March, 2019.

In the words of Lalong, he described the former Governor Tinubu as a “dogged and uncompromising fighter for democracy, justice, honesty, fairness, equity and equality”.

He affirmed that, “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.

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“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.”

“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.”

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