The coordinator of Tinubu foundation, Adamawa State chapter, Alhaji Sulaiman Yerima has expressed warmest felicitations to the former governor of Lagos State and the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the occasion of his 69th birthday.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Yola on Sunday, Yerima who eulogized Tinubu as one of the greatest politicians of all times said Nigeria’s political history will be incomplete if the name Tinubu did not feature prominently in it.
He noted that Tinubu’s exploits in Nigerian politics has led to seismic changes in Nigeria’s chequered political history being one of the forces that slayed regional politics and shore up Nigerian’s confidence in participatory democracy and party politics.
” Tinubu is one of the most courageous politicians who bestride Nigeria’s political space like a colossus. He is a hero of democracy whose contributions to the development of participatory democracy and party politics can never be overemphasized.
” In Nigeria’s politics, Tinubu can be ascribed as the proverbial Phoenix who has refused to yield to the forces of retrogression for the attainment of personal goals.
” Such uncompromising stance and patriotism made him to join forces with other patriotic Nigerians to midwife a strong movement that led to the ouster of the PDP behemoth and saved Nigeria from tilting to a mono party state.
” That singular move has in no small measure shore up Nigeria’s global democratic credentials and respectability. It also spiced up the democratic environment by providing unassailable access for wider participation.
” That valiant move has made it possible for Nigeria, like America to have two dominant political parties providing Nigerians with another alternative on whose crest they rode to defeat the then ruling PDP which has been boasting that it will rule Nigeria hook, line and sinker for the next 60 years.
” May Allah gives this pillar of democracy long life, wisdom and strength to enable him transform Nigeria to one of the best nations in the world,” Yerima said.