…Describes APC national leader as true democrat
From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo
Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola yesterday described former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a true democrat and bridge-builder in the socio-political and economic development of the country.
This was contained in a congratulatory message to Tinubu on the occasion of his 64th birthday today.
In a statement signed by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola portrayed Tinubu as a gallant Nigerian who fought, not only for democracy, but also, for the expansion of the nation’s political space.
The governor highlighted Tinubu’s financial management ingenuity, unparalleled political mobilisation capacity and the ability to keep his large political family together as some of the reasons he would continue to be celebrated and revered for a long time to come.
He stated that the further expansion of the political space of the country also makes Tinubu a bridge-builder and an astute politician, who brought to pass the prediction of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, that the progressive South and North will one day come together to rule the nation.
“Asiwaju Tinubu means many things to many people but there are certain things that everyone agrees about him: a political think-thank, master strategist, promoter of politics of inclusion, political futurist and fearless activist and top politician per excellence.
“His life is packed with personal achievements and involvements as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a pro-democracy activist, two-time governor of Lagos State, mentor of successful leaders and currently a major player and factor on the national political scene.
“He strikes as a consummate politician and very strategic, original political thinker…