Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sent his hearty congratulations to the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, on the occasion of his 53rd birthday anniversary, describing him as a great bridge builder and an astute political icon.
Bello in a congratulatory message released on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said he was impressed with the sterling leadership acumen of Governor Mai Mala Buni.
He described Mai Mala Buni as a personal friend and brother from another mother who had always identified with him and the good people of Kogi State each time the occasion demands.
According to the Governor, the astronomical rise of Mai Mala Buni from the position of the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress to the position of Governor of Yobe State during the 2019 General Election was a clear testament of his political prowess and astuteness.
He described Mai Mala Buni as a great asset not only to the people of Yobe State but Nigeria as a whole.
‘As the National Secretary of our great party, the APC, you worked assiduously to ensure the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2015 and 2019 elections and also ensured the APC won overwhelmingly at the various states and the National Assembly seats.
‘Since you were appointed as Chairman of the Caretaker Committee/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning of the APC, you have proven yourself as a great leader through your efforts which had doused the rising tensions and crises that almost tore the APC into shred.
‘The efforts of your committee in reconciling aggrieved members of our great party are commendable as that has brought some levels of stability into our party.
‘As you clock another year today, I pray the Almighty Allah grants you long life, more wisdom and strength to contribute more to the progress of Yobe State State and Nigeria at large,’ he said.